Gran Turismo 7 tips and tricks: Get started with this detailed racing game

Here are some tips to get the most out of your first few hours with GT7. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
Being able to brake for yourself is key to getting faster times, so learning to drive without that key assist is a huge step. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
For one, each licence you complete will earn you a nice gift car to play with, but the challenges also help you learn the mechanics of racing more quickly. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
Pick up a Menu Book at the Cafe, which effectively gives you a few goals to complete, and return there when you've ticked the right boxes. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
When you drive a clean race in Gran Turismo 7, free of crashes or contact with other cars, you get a hefty 50 percent bonus in the credits awarded at the end. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
Visit Brand Central, a showroom where you can buy new cars made in or after 2001. You won't have the credits to buy a supercar for a while, sadly. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
GT7 doesn't have dozens of different camera views to select from, sticking to just five, but we recommend that early on you cycle between them a bit. (image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Polyphony Digital)
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