Aside from being a six-time Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton is also a Gran Turismo Sport Maestro who guides gamers to perform better in the virtual racing world. While Formula 1 does take up most of his time, Hamilton isn’t too busy for some personal Gran Turismo action, and has set a number of lap times on various circuits available in the game.
Thankfully, you’ll be able to see if you can get close (or even best) Hamilton’s times, as Polyphony Digital is set to release a new game mode to Gran Turismo Sport on November 28. The new mode, which will be available as downloadable content (DLC) is essentially a one-on-one time trial against Hamilton himself on ten of the game’s circuits.
These include Autódromo de Interlagos, Autodromo Lago Maggiore – GP, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Dragon Trail – Seaside, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, Nürburgring GP, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Suzuka Circuit and Willow Springs International Raceway: Big Willow.
Given his current racing team affiliation, it’s no surprise that all his hot laps feature Mercedes-Benz cars, including the AMG GT GT3 as well as the Group C prototype Sauber Mercedes C9.
Should you achieve a gold rating in all challenges, you’ll unlick the credit limit cap in the game, which moves up from 20 million to 100 million credits. Meanwhile, players who score bronze or better will receive additional credits for each challenge they pass, and cars will be awarded as special rewards for each challenge achievement level. Users who succeed in clearing the harder conditions will receive a special prize with a design supervised by Lewis Hamilton’s very own “Project 44” team.
To assist you in the challenges, you’ll have access to replays and be able to activate Lewis’ ghost car, along with his telemetry data. There are also video tutorials, where the Maestro provides advice, and Hamilton will comment on your performance with voice messages.
Speaking at a presentation in Monaco, Hamilton – who has four GT Sport racing rigs and spends his winters alternating between skiing and Gran Turismo – believes the laps will be very hard to beat, and that should anyone beat him, he’ll be back to set better laps, as reported by GTPlanet.
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