GTA 5 update adds online F1 racing 'mini game' with seven tracks

GRAND Theft Auto has always featured high-speed racing – but there's now a proper Formula One mode.

Rockstar has added Open Wheel Racing, where players can whizz through a special event called the San Andreas Prix.

The new feature lives inside GTA Online – the expansive multiplayer portion of GTA 5.

And it's available right now with the latest update.

There are two cars available: the Progen PR4 and the Ocelot R88.

And there are seven different tracks set around the world of GTA Online.

For instance, there's Height of Society, which is a "historic" street circuit with narrow straights and winding hairpins.

Another track named Brace For Impact is set at the Los Santos International Airport.

You'll race around runways on a track with very tricky bends – and a particularly long straight. It's an airport, after all.

"The future of competitive motorsport has arrived, and it's in a hurry," GTA creator Rockstar explained.

"Two brand new open-wheel ultra-performance vehicles. Seven high-speed tracks.

"Dozens of split-second decisions, from the tyres you use to whether you take that all-important pit stop.

"And above all: one seat, one driver, one grand prize."

San Andreas Prix track names

The seven tracks revealed…

  • Height of Society
  • In Due Course
  • Lap it Up
  • Brace for Impact
  • More Haste More Speed
  • Urban Renewal
  • New Wave

The new cars can be used for general driving around Los Santos too.

And the vehicles are customisable at the Los Santos Customs shop.

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Will you be diving into GTA 5 for a high-speed race? Let us know in the comments!

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