The Fanatec Clubsport F1 Review

The Fanatec Clubsport F1 Review
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
December 17, 2021

In this highly competitive sim racing landscape using a joystick is not an option anymore.

You really can’t expect to be winning online races on Assetto Corsa, ACC or on iRacing.

That’s why I wrote this Fanatec Clubsport F1 2021 review, to find out if it could be a good fit for some of you.

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Fanatec is well known in the sim racing community for always providing high quality and realistic sim racing hardware.

And that’s what the Clubsport F1 2021 is all about: realistic driving feeling.

Let’s now get in depth with the review by going through some of the frequently asked questions about this racing wheel.

Does the ClubSport F1 come with a wheel base?

Actually the wheel base isn’t included in the base model, you’ll in fact need to purchase the ClubSport wheel abse separately.

I know that might sucks for some of you but actually it’s better like this for those of you who already own a Clubsport wheel base

Though I can say that the precision and in build quality of it is just insane.

Combined with the proper deadzone removal it can provide a nice and smooth FFB driving feeling.

Is it good for beginners?

It surely is! The Clubsport F1 is good for beginners as well as pro sim racers.

Actually, it was designed with both type of drivers in mind.

The Clubsport F1 comes with a lot of adjustability, so you can really adjust it to your preference and driving style in terms of steering input, strength settings, rotation angle, vibrations etc…

What games are compatible with the ClubSport F1?

  • iRacing
  • rFactor 2
  • Assetto Corsa
  • Forza
  • Gt Sport
  • ACC
  • Raceroom
  • and more…

What’s included in the box?

Fanatec Clubsport F1 2021

The Fanatec clubsport F1 comes with the steering wheel itself and a set of integrated paddle shifters to emulate the proper F1 driving experience.

In the package, you’ll also find a USB cable, a instruction manual as well as an optional power plug for those of you who don’t have an existing FAnatec wheel.

Unfortunately the FFB and the pedals are not included and so you will have to purchase them separately in case you don’t own them already.

Can I use it on PS4 and PS5?

Yes you can and having it compatible with Playstation 5 is really quite amazing!

Most of you might not have Playstation 5 yet, but if you do then this racing wheel is a must buy!

It also is compatible with Xbox one in case you were an Xbox user 🙂

Does it work on PC and Laptop?

Yes it is compatible both on PC and Laptop, though we’d recommend you not running it on laptop since the graphics card and CPU migh not well support the power required for this racing wheel.

Chances are that it might get a bit laggy or you won’t be getting the full racing performance out of it.

Will it make me faster?

The Fanatec Clubsport F1 is not 100% guaranteed to make you faster, but it will certainly help you improve your driving skills.

The feedback you will get from using this steering wheel is so so similar to what you will get driving a real Gt3 or F1 car.

How much does it cost and where can I get it?

The steering wheel is currently being sold at $399 and you can purchase it from the Fanatec’s official website.

Bottom line: Is the Fanatec Clubsport F1 worth it?

So, is the Fanatec Clubsport F1 worth the money?

Well, as always the answer is that it depends based on what you’re looking for.

If you’re looking to improve the feeling of realism while driving in order to set personal bests and win online races on ACC then this steering will surely help you.

It’s unbeliivably precise and the FFB from Fanatec is just incredible when it’s set up properly.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more budget friendly racing wheel then you could check our other articles 🙂

Regardless of what you choose, we hope you have found this review helpful!

Thank you for reading and happy racing! 🙂

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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