Ferrari F1 Cars Featured in New “Expert” GT5 Seasonal Events

July 4th, 2012 by Jordan

Five new “Expert Level” A-Spec races are now available in Gran Turismo 5‘s Seasonal Events, featuring Ferrari’s formula cars. Here’s a closer look at the races; keep in mind the final number of credits awarded will be determined by the “Performance Difference Bonus” introduced in GT5 update 2.06.

  • Rome City / 10 Laps
    1st: Cr.347,500  2nd: Cr.191,125  3rd: Cr.139,000
  • Indy Road Course / 10 Laps
    1st: Cr.384,000  2nd: Cr.211,200  3rd: Cr.153,600
  • Tokyo Route 246 Reverse / 10 Laps
    1st: Cr.403,000  2nd: Cr.221,650  3rd: Cr.161,200
  • Nürburgring 24h / 2 Laps
    1st: Cr.452,700  2nd: Cr.248,985  3rd: Cr.181,080
  • Eifel (Circuit) 110A / 10 Laps
    1st: Cr.425,000  2nd: Cr.233,750  3rd: Cr.170,000

The game’s Online Car Dealership has also been updated with a new selection of inventory. As always, stop by our GT5 Seasonal Events forum for more analysis and discussion. Thanks to Urie for the quick tip!

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  1. Jul. 21, 2:23am
    Mike

    These Ferrari’s are a blast to drive.!

  2. Jul. 11, 9:54am
    grabein

    Tip on the Tokyo Reverse: Ferrari F2007 with full downforce!

  3. Jul. 9, 11:23pm
    Amac500

    Past them all pretty quick, except or the Nürburgring one. It’s no problem driving it, but I’m stuck on a controller and not a wheel so stepping out to try to make an over take on track that it’s probably fair to say has limited passing zones. I don’t want to turn up the assists though…. It’s fine, I’m always one for a good challenge and I hope to see a Expert level Le Mans event next!

  4. Jul. 9, 11:23am
    mercedesgpf1

    IF YOU DO THE NURBURGRING EVENT WITH A F1 OF 800PP YOU’LL WIN 3.000.007 CREDITS!!!!!!!!

    • Jul. 9, 5:54pm
      FormulaKimball

      750pp, nearly 4.3 million :) For 14 minutes of work. Adds up very quickly…

    • Jul. 19, 1:13am
      petergyht

      What F1 car do you use? The f10 or the f2077?

    • Jul. 9, 5:35pm
      audi3111

      Its Not a race!!!this was a Promotion day–its still a fail.
      F1 cars–f1 tracks.

  5. Jul. 8, 4:25pm
    sanesh21

    I think this event was a good challenge. Especially around Tokyo and the ring. Can’t remember how many times I spun out lol.

    • Jul. 9, 11:27pm
      Amac500

      I didn’t spin out at Tokyo, but lets just say the car wasn’t too pretty at the end, lol. Indy was easiest for me, then Tokyo (the hard part there was it felt awkward going backwards to me, lol), then Rome, then Eifel, and finally the Nürburgring.

    • Jul. 11, 12:30am
      ViperSRT10ACR

      Haha on Tokyo I spun out on the last lap on the second to last corner in one attempt. Free money though, I’ll take that for what its worth.

  6. Jul. 8, 4:27am
    audi3111

    Gran turismo The Real driving simulator–Nordschleife with a F1 car– what an epic fail

    • Jul. 9, 11:22am
      mercedesgpf1

      Audi, before, in 1970 (I think, don’t know if 1970) There were races with the F1 in that circuit.

    • Jul. 9, 7:23pm
      moxlox

      Errrr, Audi, the Nordschliefe was an F1 track up until 1977. They stopped using it after Niki Lauda’s fiery crash.

      Also in recent years (about 2008) they ran Nick Heidfeld in an F1 BMW-Sauber on it, after which Heidfeld duly stated it was awesome.

      Now we have a simulator that let’s us simulate something that is too dangerous to do in real life. So why complain?! Incomprehensible.

  7. Jul. 8, 1:51am
    FormulaKimball

    Wow guys the ‘Ring in this event is a credit machine, 3.5 million at 780pp with the 200% online and performance difference bonus. Still finished 15 seconds ahead of the AI, too.

    • Jul. 8, 2:54am
      FormulaKimball

      755pp, 4.2 million, just beat the AI by 0.7 with two 7:00 laps. That’s as much as I can get from it tonight :)

  8. Jul. 8, 12:29am
    Broda

    Amazing, been waiting for the Zonda C12s 7.3 for quite some time now. Love it too, so much power!!!

    This game just keeps on keeping on!!!

  9. Jul. 7, 2:22pm
    Youngun

    Bit of coincedence but alonso on pole @ silverstone

    • Jul. 7, 9:31pm
      shunny14

      So here I am, catching up on F1 qualifying and curious about what it takes to buy the F1 car in GT5 and I come across this article on GT Planet. I scroll down to the comments and bam, your lovely, serendipitous addition to this news article is first on the list. Thanks for spoiling the result for me. I am currently watching the red flag and Q2, and am quite curious to see how and in how long Alonso goes on to take pole.

      It suffices to say that I greatly appreciate your two cents on this article. G’day!

    • Jul. 9, 11:29pm
      Amac500

      Just wait til you see Weber overtake Alonso on the out side for the win, what a pass, you’ll love it when you see it Shunny

    • Jul. 10, 4:59pm
      Youngun

      my bad but oh well, if it aint live it aint worth it, if your there, well worth it

  10. Jul. 7, 9:40am
    Flagmo-T

    Sadly but true – It’s all Monster Business, that’s why GT series is like a Showroom for Cars, It’s not a bad Race Game, but it will never be a whole real life experience, with F1 DtM Nascar Rally Drifting – Because it will always Miss out some Cars or some Tracks, to simulate a Whole Season.. ( This is not meant in a bad way )
    But that’s why, if you like to Race with the Series Like in this week, F1- at Silverstone, you’ll need other Race Games in your Box, The PD F1 Game is Cheap and it’s a Great Formula Race Game, but of course out dated in Tracks and car Models, but at least i gives you a great Race experience in F1.
    Codemasters Formula Games are not Bad at all, even that lots of GT-Drivers here would say it is ( But that’s another reason, not a very clever one But a reason!! )
    We Don’t need a GT6 – We need more Tracks for GT5, because it would only end up like with GT5 – a Half real life Race Experience, which is missing out Great Cars and Tracks, all because of the business side of things, and even PD has to work around that, like it or not – Ex: No Porshe cars ( Rumored to come K.Y) – No Koeniqsegg ( even though they almost would give a High Poly 3D Model for free, But other deals are in the way) – No all Team F1 cars ( To expensive) – No Real Rally Tracks, ETC ..
    More authentic Race Tracks, to complete a whole season lay-out could be fun to have in GT5..
    I don’t No Guys, it is what it is – we got what PD/K.Y gives us – :o)

    • Jul. 9, 11:44pm
      Amac500

      It’s because licensing all these is stupid expensive and you need a massive, massive staff to code it all. I mean unless you want to see 20 years between releases. It also would mean less attention to details in the graphics and physics. PD’s staff isn’t huge and the budget to license all of that under 1 title would be absurd. That’s why it’s the best all around driving simulator, it has a little of everything. Everything in one title would be an outrageously low return in money. They would loose money on the outcome because by they time they pay for licensing and all those tracks and everything and get their $60 per pop it would not pan out for them. That’s why we don have F1, the money is WAY WAY WAY to much, that’s why F1 didn’t have a game for so long, it was way to much to put it in one racing title, let alone into a multi-league game. Codemasters now has them and it’s the only racing game they have now. And you want them to get licenses to F1 AND all the other series there are AND all their cars AND all their tracks. WAY WAY WAY to much money, an absolute and total economic nightmare!

    • Jul. 11, 6:01am
      Flagmo-T

      I Hear you M8 :o) –

      But I really don’t understand How people have so much knowledge about How PD’s works, and how big the company is, and how many workers there is. .. It’s funny to read sometimes.. You know I’m a 3D ARtist working with HQ stuff, and we have coders doing some nasty shite, It’s really not that time consuming to Port/convert tracks, a script Code can almost do it be it self , and PD is a very HQ business, so they will do the same..

      But maybe the licences for the old tracks has run out, and therefore we can’t have them, and if that’s the case, I understand, but they could be a little more wordy about it, so we don’t Dish and complain for no reason, i think people here would understand much better if we have some more details about Why.. You could be right, But i’m sorry, you are not more then me
      in these matters, meaning someone that thinks this is why.. And further more, GT series is a money machine ?

      It’s cool to have these mature talks about it, instead of eating each other, just because of harsh questions coming up, because words like ignorant’ss and stupidy kills the listing and learning process of things, and again we the Drivers hasn’t got the knowledge into deep about PD and Sony business and thoughts and future developing , we can only assume things, and put 1 – 2 together, in the past there has been lots of delays and disappointing regarding GT5 and PS3, and i guess that is makes it harder to believe things..

      Peace brother :o)

  11. Jul. 7, 12:25am
    carfanatic45

    I want to buy one of the Ferrari F1 cars but i’m not sure which one to choose. I was planing on getting the F12010 because it’s cheaper and in my opinion, better looking. So can someone tell me which is the better buy in terms of grip and handling. I have 15,244,724cr. to spare.

    • Jul. 7, 9:00am
      gamerdog6482

      F10 is better at handling but F2007 has a better top speed. Also keep in mind the F10 can’t run full power full downforce for this seasonal, it will exceed the PP limit.

    • Jul. 7, 12:33pm
      carfanatic45

      What if we were aloud to create tracks(not in create a track mode) but on a sheet of paper, computer, scalextrics, ect. Then we submit our designs to PD and he can choose his favorites. It may take centuries to get them in the game but at least we get our own homemade tracks.

    • Jul. 7, 12:35pm
      carfanatic45

      ^^^^
      Replied to wrong comment.

    • Jul. 7, 2:20pm
      HuskyGT

      It really doesn’t matter since the A.I will choose the one that you have. To be hinest, this is the first time I drive the F1 cars since I got the game a couple of years ago. the last time was in GT5 Prologue. I just finished the Seasonals and used the F10. I was preparing myself to be crushed, but to my surprise the car is extremely forgiving and predictive. You’ll find yourself pushing the car to it’s limits in every turn without any signs of loosing control. And that with everything off including ABS.

      I have to say I’m very impressed with these F1 cars. It was much more fun than I expected. Except for the Nurburgring and Tokio…

  12. Jul. 6, 11:54pm
    V v G T v V

    Srry if last comment makes no sense… I got predictive text on tablet :so

  13. Jul. 6, 11:28pm
    V v G T v V

    The only prize you get for this (considering you need at least a 10 000 000 cr investment for the cheapest F1) is a SP1… I’m sorry… But I already had 4 of those… And the ticket isn’t tradable… I mean WTF I was at least expecting a level 24 ticket or even a 30…

    I mean sometimes I think the GT5 designers want to lose costumers by passing them off… So No one will buy GT6 (I know that thatcwill never happen… But bear with me here…) first they don’t let you trade cars over 1 million cr… Then they limt what tickets are tradable and those who aren’t… Then they limit the tradable tickets to cars of 10 000 000 cr… They they put the login = more expensive and winnings… So if you skip a day because your out of town… You lose 30%… Oh and let’s not forget that at the same time they doubled the prices of the standard cars and cut the earnings in half… And now any new DLC that comes out seems even more pointless then the last… Going in that “let me take your money” attitude they’ve developed with GT5… And example you say? Why the last DLC, let’s think a little… Not so long ago the montegi track was on GT4… And it was free…. Not to mention cooler because of the sunset…

    Now those are the facts… I’m not trying to give my point of view, I’m just trying to be realistic… You may agree, or you may disagree… It’s your choice… But they’re still facts…

    • Jul. 7, 8:58am
      gamerdog6482

      First of all, there are no cars that are level 30, second of all, I got two F10’s FREE from the 24 tickets you get. So you don’t have to pay 10,000,000 for it and you get a free SP1. On top of all this, you get to use said free F1’s in five events on very fun coarses. Some people just need to stop posting things.
      “Oh and let’s not forget that at the same time they doubled the prices of the standard cars and cut the earnings in half” They INCREASED the earnings, not halfed them! You just need to go away and stay there. You say that your opinion of Motegi is a fact? You, Sir, are a VERY distorted person.

    • Jul. 8, 6:46pm
      Pit Crew

      Level Tickets 1-24, including The 3 Rally tickets 2Muscle car Tickets are tradeable.

  14. Jul. 6, 8:19pm
    hugo24

    What track is the photo on this article taken on?

    • Jul. 6, 9:44pm
      Jordan

      Circuit de la Sarthe

  15. Jul. 6, 5:13pm
    george_rodes

    Just like the old 200 A-Spec hunts!
    Lowering the PPs on the F2007 very exciting!
    Thx PD!

    • Jul. 7, 9:00am
      gamerdog6482

      Good god, that brings back memories…

  16. Jul. 6, 3:19pm
    Pahlyracing1

    I must say the last one was a little tricky because it is a track I don’t like really well. Still got through it though.

    PR

    • Jul. 7, 9:02am
      gamerdog6482

      Because I want a McLaren F1 to go with my different McLaren F1…lol.

  17. Jul. 6, 10:17am
    RentALife

    talking about f1’s hopefully with the new DLC there’s more f1’s because I love f1 and I can only drive it in game other than formula 1 2011 but put more f1’s like s.vettel redbull f1 I mean I thought you guys would of have his f1 as well since he came played gt5 and you got redbull in gt5

    • Jul. 6, 10:52am
      starwars22

      Second dat

    • Jul. 6, 2:52pm
      Hentis

      As per your question see this news item posted last week:-

      http://www.gtplanet.net/kazunori-yamauchi-discusses-mobile-gaming-formula-1-licensing-at-gamelab-2012

      Incase you dont want to goto the location heres what it says :-

      “While speaking with Elmundo, he also shared information about Polyphony Digital’s attempts to create an officially-licensed Formula 1 game:

      “[…] we were interested to create a game with the Formula 1 license but had to withdraw. That industry is a monster, so big that any agreement you want to get forces you to make a financial outlay that we can not afford.””

      As we know Bernie Ecclestone is the chap that owns the rights to the F1 cars all axcept by some special arrangement Ferrari.
      So judging by just enquiring about an officially liscensed F1 game costing a damn lot of money, so thinking that we might get some F1 cars as DLC well to be honest my answer is NO. maybe the 2011 Ferrari F1 or 2012 but anything like a Mclaren, Redbull, Force Indai or Mercedes….. etc etc just aint gonna happen.

    • Jul. 7, 4:45am
      rallymorten

      @ Hentis.

      Yes, Bernie owns Formula 1, but I wonder if the constructors can’t go around him with this. I mean, Ferrari did to an extend, and seeing as we already have McLaren and Mercedes road cars (and PD seems to be good friends with Red Bull), maybe they can just provide some older F1’s (e.g. 2010 season like Ferrari).

      OR PD can do like they did with Polyphony001 and 002 and all the other F1’s from GT3: Just make a mixup of different cars but still make it somewhat clear which ones they’re meant look like. In that case they don’t need F1 license as they’re basically fictive.

    • Jul. 7, 7:05am
      Hentis

      @rallymorten

      Bernie apparently holds the rights to the design of the F1 cars that the teams make. Ferrari F1 cars for some strange reason are all owned by Ferrari and not Bernie Ecclestone. Its all in the news on here about a year ago. SO probably not that Mclaren / Mercedes or Redbull will give earlier designs for PD. If you search the news its in an interview that Kazonouri did about about a year ago.

    • Jul. 7, 9:04am
      Flagmo-T

      Sadly but true – It’s all Monster Business, that’s why GT series is like a Showroom for Cars, It’s not a bad Race Game, but it will never be a whole real life experience, with F1 DtM Nascar Rally Drifting – Because it will always Miss out some Cars or some Tracks, to simulate a Whole Season.. ( This is not meant in a bad way )

      But that’s why, if you like to Race with the Series Like in this week, F1- at Silverstone, you’ll need other Race Games in your Box, The PD F1 Game is Cheap and it’s a Great Formula Race Game, but of course out dated in Tracks and car Models, but at least i gives you a great Race experience in F1.

      Codemasters Formula Games are not Bad at all, even that lots of GT-Drivers here would say it is ( But that’s another reason, not a very clever one But a reason!! )

      We Don’t need a GT6 – We need more Tracks for GT5, because it would only end up like with GT5 – a Half real life Race Experience, which is missing out Great Cars and Tracks, all because of the business side of things, and even PD has to work around that, like it or not – Ex: No Porshe cars ( Rumored to come K.Y) – No Koeniqsegg ( even though they almost would give a High Poly 3D Model for free, But other deals are in the way) – No all Team F1 cars ( To expensive) – No Real Rally Tracks, ETC ..

      More authentic Race Tracks, to complete a whole season lay-out could be fun to have in GT5..

      I don’t No Guys, it is what it is – we got what PD/K.Y gives us – :o)

    • Jul. 7, 12:46pm
      rallymorten

      @ Hentis

      That just gave me another reason to love the Formula GT and the F1’s in GT3.

      I understand it if Bernie doesn’t want the F1 in GT (though I honestly don’t see why). What I don’t quite understand is why he has the rights to cars other manufacturers create (unless that has something to do with TV licensing etc.)

      But again, if we can only make PD mix different F1 cars into one car or make new ones that to an extend look like real cars, nobody theoretically would be able to say something. There’s tons of games out there with open wheel cars that look like F1s without being.

  18. Jul. 6, 8:46am
    Gtlove

    Got a new wheel too, but faster with the controller at the moment. Bound to take some getting used to and this’ll be perfect :)

  19. Jul. 6, 7:54am
    Gtlove

    Brilly! Can’t wait to use my Ferrari in earnest! I bought it ages ago for 2 player action, but couldn’t choose it for any race :((

  20. Jul. 6, 6:30am
    SamMakinBacon

    810 pp, F10, 2.5 million, nurb in 14 minutes a good day me thinks

  21. Jul. 6, 4:20am
    WonkyFonk

    Ive lost count of how many times ive said “Fernando is faster than you” while doing these races!

    • Jul. 7, 2:34am
      Mac K

      Hahahaha

  22. Jul. 6, 2:32am
    blksentra2

    Ugh, Tokyo Route 246 Reverse has got to be my least favorite track in the game!

  23. Jul. 6, 2:07am
    Snake1405

    It was cool, but I was expecting a better prize, this event takes like an hour..

  24. Jul. 6, 12:05am
    BanditRa101801

    Hey, even though the discussion is now towards the GT Academy Gifting Schedule, I sure do love the PDB in this event. :v

  25. Jul. 5, 9:21pm
    RentALife

    I only did Rome and Indy road course so far

  26. Jul. 5, 6:23pm
    6ampstate

    Just finished! Yea that was pretty fun. You really had to be getting the power down and be on line if you wanted to drop seconds on the leaders. I was glad it wasn’t tracks like Suzuka, Monza, etc because they had a Ferrari F1 car seasonal awhile back that went to all those tracks. I thought the Nurburgring 24hr was the best on this one! As far as the prize, I wish it was a better one, granted I will use a car like the SP1. It was just too much work for a car I could buy otherwise. Looking forward to more Seasonal Events! But perhaps a better prize car!

    Now I will go back to my other favorite aspect of the game, the course generator. :)
    PD,
    GT6 should have a course generator too!!!

    My strategy for making cool tracks has been to put some effort into making a track that I think would be cool, then, generate a new one based off it and race on the newly generated track without modifying it. They seem to be more unique and have better flow then the ones I put effort into. SOOO FUUNN.

    • Jul. 5, 8:33pm
      Mac K

      Sounds like fun.

  27. Jul. 5, 4:42pm
    Hentis

    Okay so I proved tonight im no expert.
    What am I talking about?
    The latest seasonals.
    Using the Ferrari F1 cars.

    I got a decent set up but made the mistake of changing the oil. I had only done 47.1 miles in the F10 car.
    So with a sense of wellbeing I directed my Stig avatar into the F10 car and out onto the Rome circiut.

    Ten laps later and 50 seconds down in last place my lil Stiggie avatar came across the line in last place. With the front end looking more like its done 10 rounds with mike Tyson rather than thew Race circuit my l;il Stig threw out the steering wheel and stormed off into the back of the garage. I didnt even know they had tha animation in the game….. well if they didnt they do now. My lil Stiggie avatar was in a right mood!!!

    It just goes to show that just because I love F1 im not that good at driving F1 cars around the place :)

  28. Jul. 5, 4:16pm
    mpcp27

    Anybody lowered the pp from 870? I lowered mine down to 840 and was still able to win comfortably (1st by the 8 th lap usually) on the first 4 – still have to do the 5th. How miuch can you lower the pp and still win?

    • Jul. 6, 8:07am
      MaterA113

      You can win Indy with 805pp, but you can’t make any mistakes.

    • Jul. 6, 5:51pm
      mpcp27

      Okay, I haven’t tried the indy lower than 840. However, I have done the Nurbringing at 800pp and the Rome at 830 pp. I think I can drop the Rome lower but was having a hard time at 820 pp.

  29. Jul. 5, 3:43pm
    BWX

    Getting better..

  30. Jul. 5, 3:19pm
    Brunskill777

    WOW, this is one of the best seasonals EVER. I get to use my Ferrari F2007 which I rarely use (because I can’t race it in a-spec and only use it in practice. I never understood why the two ferrari F1 cars aren’t allowed to do a-spec but the FGT and X1 are. I’m not complaining, just I’d like to use my F1 car more.) This challenge certainly was challenging even for myself and not many seasonals truly challenge me. I’ll admit most of them I had the lead by about the fifth lap, but on Rome it was the 8th, and Nurburgring, only a last chicane manoeuvre got me the 900,000 credits. PDB was a bit redundant here, but didn’t stop this being a truly great seasonal. Thank you.

  31. Jul. 5, 1:44pm
    Zamado75

    On a more positive note, nice photo. :)

    • Jul. 6, 1:04pm
      ceiling_fan

      Thanks!

  32. Jul. 5, 1:42pm
    Zamado75

    Hmm, I assume by expert you mean:

    Someone who,
    A) Spent WAY too much time playing and was gifted it at lvl40

    B) Spent most of their time grinding and (stupidly) spent all their ‘money’ on it.

    Or C) Someone (Me for example) who borrow glitched it.

    Ok, but I don’t think I’ll waste my time doing a stupid amount of laps to gain, frankly poor, payouts.

    • Jul. 5, 9:31pm
      DuskTrooper

      I agree with the payouts. If I’m doing ten laps, then I should be payed twice as much.

    • Jul. 5, 10:08pm
      tube chaser

      Fellas, its not about the payouts is it? I thought we all race for the sheer enjoyment thereof. We’ve been asking for longer seasonals on these forums for ages – and now that we get it – the cash ain’t good enough?

    • Jul. 6, 4:32am
      mpcp27

      Why do you guys say the payouts are not that much? The racing time isn’t much longer than the regular seasonals – more laps but a way faster car so the lap times are much less. The money isn’t significantly more but with the added bonus of the 200% that you get some more and then if you start lowering the PP then you get even more money. At 840 pp I got over 2.2 Milllion on the nurburgring for coming first.

    • Jul. 6, 4:41am
      mpcp27

      Sorry correction to my previous post, that should be 1.6+ Million at 840 pp

  33. Jul. 5, 12:50pm
    bmoe24x

    Idk how I tell everyone this but there is a new online dealership, pagani and Isuzu mostly. Thanks

    • Jul. 5, 2:05pm
      Quakebass

      “The game’s Online Car Dealership has also been updated with a new selection of inventory.” We already know this…

    • Jul. 5, 2:10pm
      Chutzbok

      I just bought every new Isuzu and now I’m broke.

  34. Jul. 5, 12:28pm
    Mr Nerv

    …However, it’s times like these when you’d appreciate a Red Bull ’10 F1 car to break up the red sea…

    I know it’s unlike to happen, but more licenses is the evolution in my opinion.

  35. Jul. 5, 12:19pm
    Tallgeese69

    I do believe it says no tuning is allowed in the event do how will that affect the bonus? At least by using RH tires it will be a good event

    • Jul. 5, 2:06pm
      Quakebass

      You can tune the aero… thee isn’t much you can add to an F10 or F2007… Though you can’t max the aero or you’ll break regulations.

  36. Jul. 5, 12:02pm
    v13esim

    Sweet

  37. Jul. 5, 11:59am
    hazellnut134

    No MR challenge??? PD broke the pattern :(

  38. Jul. 5, 11:57am
    BlacqueJacques

    On non-F1 tracks except Indy road; sheesh!

    Suzuka, Spa; C’mon man!

    • Jul. 5, 12:21pm
      Youngun

      I no and not even nurburg GP track

    • Jul. 5, 2:20pm
      starwars22

      Suzuka is f1

    • Jul. 5, 2:23pm
      starwars22

      Oh nvm that’s what should be there gotcha

  39. Jul. 5, 10:32am
    WTFnews

    tokyo 246 is hard, i might need some help there for a good setup for my f10.

    • Jul. 5, 12:41pm
      forzaturismo

      yep

    • Jul. 5, 3:48pm
      6ampstate

      I used the f10 and also thought it was pretty hard. Had to set it up. Gearing at 224, stock suspension, front wing at about 60. But other than that really important to use the draft of other cars when you can. If you can pull 1:18’s in clear air and even go even faster with the draft you’ll win. :)

  40. Jul. 5, 9:32am
    mikecustom

    finally, i got my zonda c12s 7.3, it had never appeared on any dealership since i got my game back in 2010, oh and the nurb 24 f1 event, amazing…

    • Jul. 5, 9:48am
      gamerdog6482

      Really? I have only had my game for about 8 months and it just appeard yesterday. You must be on ML2. I bought it. I am currently in the process of kicking myself in the face.

    • Jul. 5, 12:26pm
      Mr Nerv

      Ha, same here, since release day I’ve never seen it, and other cars countless times…

    • Jul. 5, 2:08pm
      Quakebass

      I’d seen it several times, but I had never had enough for it when ever it showed up… I was trying to save for the Audi R8 LMS PlayStation car, and right when I achieved the cash, it reset. Luckily I didn’t miss any other cars…

    • Jul. 5, 2:18pm
      Mr Nerv

      Well, Quake, it’s the only car I didn’t have, everything else that wasn’t expensive was worked for and sent from my second account, and my main saw money spent on race cars and stuff! It’s nice to finish the collection finally, aside from the 2 A-Spec 24 hour tickets. I may already own those cars, I’ve only opened 2 tickets all game…

  41. Jul. 5, 9:02am
    gamerdog6482

    Finnally a chance to use my F10! It has been sitting in my garage since I got it.

    • Jul. 5, 9:47am
      gamerdog6482

      really? I have only had my game for about 8 months and it just appeard yesterday. I bought it. I am currently in the process of kicking myself in the face.

  42. Jul. 5, 7:17am
    tacom08

    Anybody want to let me borrow an F1 car for this? Add me on PSN as “tacom08″.

    • Jul. 5, 7:30am
      XTRGT

      I can borrow my F1 for you (^_^)

  43. Jul. 5, 7:09am
    Lambob

    Nur 24hr 2 laps with F1 !
    Best seasonal ever! and I haven’t tried it yet today.
    Thx PD! keep em coming like this!

  44. Jul. 5, 7:09am
    AnTiheLT

    Yeahh F1

  45. Jul. 5, 6:53am
    Jarnac

    Joy!

  46. Jul. 5, 5:36am
    fotochap

    And here’s a contemporary F1 BMW doing the Ring – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUW_2K6c-Q&feature=related

    • Jul. 5, 10:42am
      Johnie12inch

      I remember Nick Heidfeld! Nice video too :)

  47. Jul. 5, 5:34am
    fotochap

    Loving the clipped Brit accent on this Nurburgrnig vid –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6aNnZ4q80s

  48. Jul. 5, 4:21am
    SVT Cobra GT

    I’m just wondering how the Performance Difference Bonus is going to play a hand in these events.

    I’m not a full on tuner in GT5 but I’m sure you can’t modify the F1 cars so much as to change the PP level for them!

    • Jul. 5, 4:38am
      sanesh21

      Add weight, decrease downforce to lower PP

  49. Jul. 5, 4:10am
    Raaj85

    the tracks should have been: Monaco, Fuji, Suzuka, Monza, Spa!

    • Jul. 5, 4:52am
      GT5_Honda_Guy

    • Jul. 5, 6:45am
      Marcs2606

      Agreed, the tracks chosen are ok but could have been better. No complaints though, I’m pleased all the same and at least we haven’t been shafted with more B spec.

    • Jul. 5, 8:54am
      USARMYCOMBATVET

      Monaco was recently chosen as the site of a time trial for cars @871PP. They want to mix it up. What’s the beef?

  50. Jul. 5, 3:59am
    m8h3r

    YES!!!

    I don’t care about the track, I don’t care about the winnings, I’m just ecstatic that the F1 cars finally have a use again :D I love driving them so much.

    • Jul. 5, 4:31am
      Maddens Raiders

      +1

    • Jul. 5, 4:53am
      GT5_Honda_Guy

      +1

  51. Jul. 5, 3:33am
    karelpipa

    is it still about the train of cars where you start at the very end of it? (Boring)

    • Jul. 5, 8:55am
      USARMYCOMBATVET

      Sometimes, if you pick the right car and right PP, you’ll start in the middle of the rankings. True story.

  52. Jul. 5, 2:51am
    HondaS800

    Glad to get those pesky Zondas from the OCD as well

  53. Jul. 5, 2:19am
    Maddens Raiders

    I wish PD would allow us to change the flesh tones of our avatars. What gives?

    • Jul. 5, 2:21am
      Maddens Raiders

      This comment was meant for the other thread dammit. The one GT Academy winnings, thread. Apologies.

  54. Jul. 5, 1:47am
    PIGBOY

    anybody want a SP1 ’08?

    • Jul. 5, 12:23pm
      Youngun

      Had it from November 2010 lol

  55. Jul. 5, 1:43am
    HKS racer

    Cool, but

    F1 at Nurburgring = not real.

    They don’t allow LMP1 either in real life.

    • Jul. 5, 2:48am
      sanesh21

      +1

    • Jul. 5, 2:54am
      OneManRiot

      They dont race today but in the 70’s they used to race F1 at Nurburgring. Its the place where Nikki Lauda got his nickname after his crash…

    • Jul. 5, 4:12am
      Amac500

      The ring just isn’t safe for the modern day racing series like WEC and F1, the track would cause countless injuries. But yeah, back in the day F1 did run it and there is 1 or 2 good videos on YouTube where Sir Jackie Stewart talks you around it. Back in the Group C days I think, not 100% sure, but I think they ran the ring. I know that Stefan (forget the last name which will bother the Hell out of me because I he was a great young talent that was taken too soon in a crash at Spa I Eau Rouge) set the record lap there in a Rothman Porsche 962. F1 couldn’t run there today for obvious reasons, WEC could run there if not for the different classes with large speed differences.

    • Jul. 5, 4:39am
      mistersafeway

      They hold a 24 hour race at Nordschleife every year with cars with big differences in speed. I’m sure it wouldn’t be too dangerous in WEC.

    • Jul. 5, 6:21am
      Bom15

      @ Amac500. Stefan Bellof’s the name your looking for. He set the record during the last 1000KM event held there. It wasn’t the Porsche 962 he set the record in. It was the older brother the 956. The actual car was at Goodwood Fos this past weekend. Unfortunately it developed a misfire by the 2nd day so it didn’t run after that.

    • Jul. 5, 9:03am
      USARMYCOMBATVET

      Well, this isn’t real life, its a game. Fantasy is the intent. Exploring the ring on a video isn’t going to hurt anyone.

    • Jul. 5, 2:13pm
      Quakebass

      That’s the great thing about video games; you can do things that aren’t possible in reality.

  56. Jul. 5, 1:37am
    HondaS800

    Win!!

  57. Jul. 5, 12:53am
    HuskyGT

    This is amazing! Finally a use for F1 cars.

  58. Jul. 5, 12:49am
    Rotorist

    What? F1 seasonal without Spa or Monza or Suzuka wet? Where is rhe F1 tradition here PD?

    • Jul. 5, 1:44am
      HKS racer

      good point. These devs are so casual.

    • Jul. 5, 3:23am
      protocollo

      After people said “PD c’mon,fantasy” for me is a nice one

  59. Jul. 5, 12:31am
    THEPUNISHER

    I hate f1 cars but also i can understand why people like it.

    • Jul. 5, 12:54am
      another_jakhole

      I hate Kate Upton, but I can understand two reasons why people like her. I seriously hate her :)

    • Jul. 5, 1:02am
      BanditRa101801

      +1

    • Jul. 5, 1:08am
      another_jakhole

      Sweet, I thought I was the only one. jk

  60. Jul. 5, 12:30am
    ZacDaMan72

    Holding training session at 1472 6118 3658 1646.

  61. Jul. 5, 12:19am
    Froudeybrand

    Have to get some money together to buy f1 car lol

    • Jul. 5, 12:38am
      TheEzekiel

      same here :D:D

    • Jul. 5, 12:26pm
      Youngun

      Got a couple but most already on lone

  62. Jul. 5, 12:14am
    Hyped

    This will be interesting with the PDA bonus, what would you want to do to lower the performance?

  63. Jul. 5, 12:08am
    MoLiEG

    Just did Rome and Indy… It was pretty fun! :)

  64. Jul. 5, 12:04am
    Boosted_01_R

    Liking the themed seasonal events, Le Mans a bit ago…Ferrari wins the last F1 race with a ferrari seasonal showing up ….. pretty cool

  65. Jul. 5, 12:03am
    MOTORTRENDmitch

    this should be fun

  66. Jul. 5, 12:03am
    Foxiol

    Good…now i need 3 more days to recover my 200% XP and credits. lol

  67. Jul. 5, 12:03am
    MrDinosaw94

    They’re finally letting us use our Formula cars again!

  68. Jul. 4, 11:59pm
    R1SHORT

    Just logged back on and what a nice suprise but no more “gifts”.

  69. Jul. 4, 11:57pm
    masaki7026

    Ooh, joy. Events like these make my F10 not so boring to use!

  70. Jul. 4, 11:55pm
    ttfn

    Cool, this should be fun!!!!

  71. Jul. 4, 11:55pm
    otakukid96

    Finally! Ferrari F1s are back!

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