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"These are 15 races based on an original formula to decide the fastest in history."


The Formula Gran Turismo World Championship is a 15-part race series. It is the longest race series in Gran Turismo 4.

Background

The Formula Gran Turismo is designed to emulate Formula 1-style racing, with each race lasting just over 305 km (exactly like Formula 1, except in Côte d'Azur and Suzuka Circuit - two exception that also happen at the Formula 1 Monaco and Japanese Grands Prix respectively). All cars in the race series are Polyphony Formula Gran Turismo race cars, an imitation of Formula 1 race cars. These are the quickest (at least in the areas of grip and acceleration) cars in the game. They are held back though, due to the player only being able to use medium compound race tires, limiting the overall pace in endurance racing due to the constant need to go to the pits to replace worn down tires. The player may choose to use the same car in the race series, but may also use any other race car they feel would outpace the Formula cars throughout the race series.

Races

The following list is of each track in order of completion (in championship order), and how many laps required.

  1. Tokyo R246 - 60 laps
  2. Twin Ring Motegi Super Speedway - 127 laps
  3. New York - 74 laps
  4. High Speed Ring - 77 laps
  5. Grand Valley Speedway - 62 laps
  6. Circuit de la Sarthe I - 23 Laps
  7. Côte d'Azur - 78 Laps
  8. Seoul Central - 113 Laps
  9. Infineon Raceway Sports Car Course - 76 laps
  10. Laguna Seca Raceway - 85 laps
  11. Twin Ring Motegi Road Course - 64 laps
  12. Nürburgring Nordschleife - 15 Laps
  13. El Capitan - 64 laps
  14. Fuji Speedway 2005 - 67 laps
  15. Suzuka Circuit - 53 laps

Prize Money

  • Overall Champion: Cr. 3,000,000
  • 1st: Cr. 100,000
  • 2nd: Cr. 25,000
  • 3rd: Cr. 10,000
  • 4th: Cr. 5,000
  • 5th: Cr. 2,000
  • 6th: Cr. 1,000

Prize Car

Trivia

  • Many of the races in this championship either closely or exactly replicate many races used in Formula 1 and IndyCar, both past and present:
    • Tokyo R246, New York, Seoul Central (replicates the many street circuits used during in IndyCar Series)
    • Twin Ring Motegi Super Speedway, Twin Ring Motegi Road Course (replicates previous IndyCar races held at the Motegi complex; however the road course was used only in 2011)
    • High Speed Ring (replicates previous United States Grands Prix that were held at the Indianapolis)
    • Grand Valley Speedway (replicates past European Grands Prix held at the Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit, as both courses are tight and technical)
    • Circuit de la Sarthe I (replicates the French Grand Prix held at the Circuit Bugatti, but with the layout used for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Le Mans also hosted the French Grand Prix only in 1967)
    • Cote d'Azur (exactly replicates the Monaco Grand Prix, with both races having 78 laps)
    • Infineon Raceway Sports Car Course (replicates the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma Raceway)
    • Laguna Seca Raceway (replicates previous IndyCar races held at Laguna Seca Raceway)
    • Nürburgring Nordschleife (replicates previous Formula 1 Grands Prix held around the Nordschleife)
    • Fuji Speedway 2005 (replicates previous Japanese Grands Prix that were held at Fuji Speedway rather than Suzuka Circuit; Fuji was also site of Japanese Grand Prix in 2007 and 2008)
    • Suzuka Circuit (exactly replicates the Japanese Grand Prix, with both races having 53 laps)
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