Fanatec’s new CSL DD Race Ready P1 Bundle

Fanatec’s new CSL DD Race Ready P1 Bundle
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Today, Fanatec has announced a new bundle that includes a high-quality wheel and pedal set specifically designed for sim racing games such as F1 22. In this blog post, we will explore the features of this new bundle and how it can improve your Formula One sim racing experience.

The 2023 Fanatec CSL DD Race Ready P1 Bundle

The 2023 Fanatec CSL DD Race Ready P1 bundle for PC comes with the CSL DD Wheel Base, CSL Steering Wheel P1 V2, and the CSL Pedals, giving you a realistic experience out of the box, while also being a great starting point in the extensive Fanatec ecosystem.
The CSL Steering Wheel P1 V2, with a diameter of 300 mm, is a fully featured wheel that doesn't compromise on performance, all while being the most affordable option. It's suitable for use with many vehicle types, and its lightweight construction retains fine force feedback detail even at low torque settings. The internal structure of the polymer casing means that the wheel is both strong and durable. Additionally, its rubberized grip provides just the right amount of friction and is comfortable to use during long sessions, even with sweaty hands.
The CSL DD Wheel Base has broad compatibility and consistent behavior across many popular titles. You’ll experience heightened realism through subtle sidewall flex and powerful self-aligning torque. Expect exceptionally crisp and dynamic force feedback sensations. With the steering wheel directly mounted to the motor shaft, there’s no belt or gear drive to dilute the force feedback effects. This has made it the clear choice for professional drivers and enthusiast sim racers, and it's now available to a broader audience.
The CSL Pedals are constructed with solid steel, providing durability. The precise and long-lasting sensors enable smooth control over throttle and brake inputs. The all-metal design ensures stability and longevity. The brake pedal features a stiffer spring and PU foam damper, delivering a realistic and progressive feel. Both the throttle and brake axes utilize precision Hall-effect sensors, which measure pedal position through magnets, ensuring contactless operation. This system prevents sensor wear and maintains consistent performance.
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CSL DD Race Ready P1 Bundle
Open for pre-orders now, available starting April 11th, 2023

F1Lap’s verdict

The CSL DD Race Ready P1 Bundle is the perfect entry-level bundle into the Fanatec ecosystem. Buy this if you want higher quality than Logitech but want to keep your costs low.
The CSL DD Race Ready bundle is the perfect beginner's set in the Fanatec ecosystem. It is cheaper than any other Fanatec bundle, with their cheapest bundle previously starting at around €900. With this bundle, Fanatec now directly competes with Logitech on the more affordable end of the sim racing gear market. Although Logitech still has a significant price advantage, with the Logitech G29 and G920 wheels being sold at around €255 (half of Fanatec's price), the CSL DD Race Ready bundle offers premium Fanatec quality at a very competitive price point.
The main alternatives we’d recommend in comparison to the CSL DD Race Ready P1 Bundle:
  • Logitech G29 / G920: priced at around €255, they are significantly lower cost. However, you don’t benefit from Fanatec’s far bigger sim racing ecosystem and are getting slightly lower quality abd features.
  • Fanatec CSL DD + Formula V2.5: if you want to get a proper F1-style wheel, check out Fanatec’s Formula V2.5. The full set (wheel + pedal + base) will cost you around €900+ though.

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