One of the MOST common problems gamers will have with Gran Turismo is the ease with which you can spin out and lose control if you apply brakes on a corner (and if you don?t, you?ll hit the wall...)
One solution I suggest is to play using a controller that allows you to set an ?auto-fire? on the brakes. This is essentially what cars really do to avoid locking the brakes and sending the car into a skid. Don?t hold it down for long, and try to slow down right before hitting the turn.
Gran Turismo is a great game, but can be daunting for some gamers who are not used to the difficult handling of some of the cars
For a fun, easy first race, choose Arcade mode, Single Race, Easy... then select Mitsubishi, and find the FTO ?94 GPX. (This car is an all around good choice, and handles very well.) Use Automatic transmission, and when it says ?Standard or Drift,? choose Standard. Then select the racetrack that shows up first. Good luck! If possible, utilize the ?Anti-Lock? method described on this page just before your turns, and try the ?Killer Start? method also on this page to get a good start.