I hear ya on the prize money. But I got nearly 18mil saved up so I'm good for a while
I just got that N24 GTR as well and I'm having a blast with it. The standard interior views are only worth using on the open-cockpit cars like the Le Mans prototypes and the Caterham.
Also I can't really tell how they improved the physics but it still feels good.
And now that we have control over the weather and better replay controls I'll be taking a lot more now