Watch Lewis Hamilton Drive the Nürburgring in Gran Turismo Sport

December 22, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Gran Turismo Sport Lewis Hamilton

Sony just put out an awesome video showcasing the incredible F1 racer Lewis Hamilton trying out Gran Turismo Sport for the very first time. They throw the talented racer right into the fire, as he does a reference lap on Nürburgring. As one would expect, Hamilton isn’t too shabby at racing.

Check out the Gran Turismo Sport Lewis Hamilton reference lap below:

For more on Gran Turismo Sport VR mode, check out our detailed review. Here’s a snippet of what I had to say about the virtual reality inclusion:

Thankfully, the VR Driving makes up for the other mode being a disappointment. Playing Gran Turismo Sport in virtual reality feels amazing. Actually feeling like you’re inside these top-notch vehicles is an awesome accomplishment, and it adds a lot of strategy in having to actually watch your mirrors while driving. It really adds so much to the experience, and while there’s a definite knock in resolution, it looks much better than Driveclub VR. Sadly, the mode is super bare bones (several options such as certain time conditions can’t be picked), and you can only race against one other car on the tracks. It makes an incredible first impression, and then I was left wondering why I booted up the mode since there wasn’t much to actually do in it.

Gran Turismo Sport could’ve easily had been one of PlayStation VR’s killer apps. The racing feels that good while wearing the headset, and unfortunately with the way it’s packaged, it’s turned into a throwaway mode that you’ll occasionally use or show friends, but that’s it. There’s no real replayability, no proper structure, and nothing to keep players from coming back. As far as entertainment goes, it’s an absolute tragedy that it’s been undersold rather than been fleshed out further.

Gran Turismo Sport is available now for PlayStation 4.