Don't forget though, for the guys out there that love the suspension and chassis, but not the whole 4wd F1 thing, theres always personal hacking!(oh, I mean "modification"
Pull the shaft out along with all the front gearbox stuff and you still wont be as free as the direct drive cars, but you'll be a hell of a lot closer. The only problem I see with this option is that the battery is push a good bit more foward in the F201 than it is in the F10X series cars. Thats no big deal when the car is 4wd, but it may leave you wanting for more rear grip if you switch it to 2wd. But only time will tell.
Best part is, its a hack(modification
) that can be done and undone, so you see which way you like better.
At the two local tracks here that run F1 class, they run 5 minutes just like sedan, so runtime isn't an issue.
As for switching to 2wd after getting your butt kicked enough. It really wouldn't matter to me. I drive F1 class for fun. To get away from the all-to-serious stock sedan guys. So I would keep driving the F201 whether I was getting creamed or not. Its just too cool not to leave it as is!