Gran Turismo 5 is unlike other racing games in which you do hard breaking and drive roughly through the corners and still come out as winner. Its a driving simulation, so you need to take it as the real world racing only, with you in control. With damage system (both mechanical and physical) introduced, your driving skills should match basic standards.
You can Follow these tips and strategies to drive car safely with better speed. Few things you should take notice of before jumping into Gran Turismo 5.
Stick to Racing line
Yeah I know it’s not F1 but still if you stick to racing line, you can steer better through the turns and you can break well. If you are away from the racing line, you may have to break harder which then costs time.
Braking is crucial as the turns make the difference, straights are easy. Your over all performance is highly dependent on how you steer through corners.
Both under steer and over steer can be avoided with a little care. It’s not recommended that you break while you are turning. Always break before you start turning your car over a corner.
Sometimes through the turns that are relatively straight, you don’t need to break as you can get through them by just lifting the accelerator button/paddle for a short time. But for harder turns, you will have to break first or you can easily see your car off the racing track.
It’s important that use the apex of the turn efficiently. This thing is hard to perfect as small error can make your car off the track. If you have been playing F1 recently then you will learn it quickly.
Acceleration and breaking simultaneously can render you trouble. So break first and then steer your car as hard as you can. Just at the end of the turn, hit the accelerator quickly and get to the racing line.