Have you ever driven, you yourself, a ferrari on a race track? I doubt it, because you're coming across like a 12 yr old trying to one up argue his friends.
Seriously, you've lost all credibility by comparing real life street cars with Gran Turismo and a logitech steering wheel.
Next you're gong to tell me you're on the level of navy seal because you play call of duty.
I actually have driven a ferrari 458 (and a porsche 911 GT3 and an Audi A8) on a real racetrack and I have video to prove it. I was using the game controls to illustrate why it's perfectly fine to have the paddles attached to the wheel and that you can easily shift even if the wheel is turned 180 degrees. I've aldo driven cars with stick shifts, cars with electronic shifting on the console and cars with paddle shifters.
First you said that paddles are attached to the column and therefore unsuitable except for cars where the wheel doesn't turn much. That was completely incorrect. They are attached to the wheel.
Why did older race cars (and some current ones) use a console shifter? Because they were using a mechanical shift linkage. You can't use paddle shifters to shift a mechanical transmission. With the move to electronically controlled transmissions came paddle shifters.
It is inherently safer to keep both hands on the wheel than it is to take one hand off the wheel every time you need to shift. Insisting otherwise is silly.