GRID Autosport Talks Precise Open Wheel Discipline

By   /   Jun 4, 2014

Publisher Codemasters has unveiled another of its racing disciplines in GRID Autosport. This time, it’s the high speeds of Open Wheel racing events that gets a trailer.

In the clip, we get to listen to the thoughts of the sport’s athletes, to pinpoint what they find so exciting about this category. Drivers like Jake Hill en Alice Powell are featured, spanning multiple stables.

Most athletes agree that Open Wheel is all about finesse and precision. As cars are tuned primarily for top speeds, getting an edge on the opponent has to be carefully crafted by going to the edge of what the vehicle can handle.

For instance, corners have to be taken at high speeds with the faith that the car won’t spin out from the generated force. There is also a sizable insight provided that talks about the cars’ slipstream tactics and how wind can drastically affect positions.

It essentially plays out like Rubberbanding: The Game, where vehicles have to use their opponent’s groove to favor themselves and overtake a spot. Be wary, however, that with all that velocity, just the slightest bump may send cars flying off.

This is directly contrary to the previous discipline GRID Autosport showed, when it discussed the rumble and tumble of the Touring Car category. That’s the mode to pick if you want to just hassle your fellow racer.

Open Wheel won’t get quite as much attention in GRID Autosport as the Touring Car section. Here are the eight vehicles you’ll be able to choose in the daytime races, as noted by the Codemasters blog:

  • Dallara F312
  • Lola B05/52
  • Dallara IndyCar
  • Catherham-Lol SP300R
  • Ariel Atom 3.5
  • KTM X-Bow R
  • Ariel Atom 500 V8
  • Caparo T1

GRID Autosport will be out on June 27, 2014 on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. That’s not that long any more, racing fans.

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