You need a racing wheel and pedals to get the most of the F1 game. While it is not a cheap investment, the proper gear will come with many advantages:
The right gear and racing setup makes a huge difference in your game performance and enjoyment. Read on to see our recommended gear for all budgets and experience levels.
If you’re on a tighter budget, or just want to get your first wheel at a lower cost, the Logitech G29 / G920 is a great product. It's one of the most popular F1 gaming wheels. It comes as a set with pedals. The only difference between the two versions is their console support: G29 is for Playstation, G290 for Xbox, both work on PC.
The Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2.5 X wheel with the Fanatec CSL DD wheel base plus boost kit will provide the best bang for your buck for anyone who is not a hardcore or professional F1 game racer. The steering wheel features loads of buttons to customize your racing experience. And the wheel base is produced with outstanding build quality, very good force feedback, and creates a true F1 experience. You will also need the Fanatec CSL Pedals to complete your set. Note that for Playstation you have to get the GT DD Pro bundle, as the normal CSL DD isn't compatible with Playstation.
Playstation users have to get the GT DD Pro bundle, as the normal CSL DD isn't compatible with Playstation:
If you want to leverage the best racing equipment out there, the Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel F1 enables a true esports-level experience. Its direct drive wheel base comes with the most realistic force feedback system. If you can afford it, this is a fantastic choice.
Lastly, you also need to make sure that your new wheel and pedals are set up properly at home. Even the best steering wheel is no fun if it’s not mounted well and constantly slides back and forth.
As you get used to your racing rig, you always have the option to upgrade to more professional options with permanent cockpits, such as Next Level Racing F-GT. We’ll share our experience with those in a future article.
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