In Gran Turismo (all versions, but especially 3, right now), I frequently run into problems with getting stuck in the middle of the pack -- especially in races where all 6 cars are the same model, and hence, roughly the same speed.
Once I get a chance to pull out ahead, then I'm fine. But if I'm stuck in or near the pack and can't just accelerate out, I'll get into the middle of a corner, and then get smashed into the wall by the car behind me (the infamous "Zombie A.I."), and then before I can escape, smashed again by the next car, and the next.
So very quickly, instead of a close race for first or second place, I'm back in 6th place by a couple seconds. And I have no trouble driving well enough to close the gap, but as soon as I'm in the pack again, I get smashed into the walls again.
It feels mostly like luck whether I can squeeze through and get #1 instead of #6, and I think that probably shouldn't be the case. What can I do to break through?
EDIT: In some cases, if the timing works out just right, I can pre-emptively ram other cars against the wall, which delays them enough for me to get past. As Fezzik says, though, "My way's not very sportsmanlike".