F1 2017 is the latest installment of the Formula One racing simulator series. To get the most realistic experience with the game, we recommend playing with a race wheel. So what is the best compatible PS4, Xbox One and PC racing wheel set for F1 2017? You can find out in our buying guide below.
Building a Racing Wheel Set for F1 2017
While there is no all-in-one-box solution when it comes to Formula One racing games that is readily available, you can easily build your own by acquiring different parts. You can take a look at which parts are needed below.
Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base
In order to get started with building your own race wheel set for the F1 2017, you will first need the Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base. The base is designed to connect with compatible Thrustmaster steering wheels, pedals sets and other products.
The Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base features brushless servomotor and dual-belt mechanism to provide realistic, silent and seamless force feedback rumble. The product also comes with a HallEffect AccuRate Technology (or H.E.A.R.T. for short), which uses a contactless magnetic sensor that has 65,536 values when it comes to steering for accuracy. Furthermore, the base has internal memory used for firmware updates.
One last notable feature of the Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base is a central clamping system that should make it easy to attach to all sorts of surfaces. There are also built-in screw threads so that you can securely attach it to cockpits.
There are two versions of the base. One of which is the Thrustmaster VG T300RS Racing Wheel Servo Base, which is compatible with the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC. This version features a rotation angle that can be adjusted from 270 to 1080 degrees in addition to the following Playstation buttons: PS, Share, Options, L3 and R3. You can buy the VG T300RS Racing Wheel Servo Base with this link on Amazon. You can also take a look at what the racing accessory looks like with the image located just below this paragraph.
The other version is the Thrustmaster Racing Wheel Servo Base, which is compatible with the Xbox One and PC. This base features a rotation angle of up to 900 degrees in addition to the Xbox Guide button. The Xbox One Racing Wheel Servo Base is available for purchase via this page. You can also take a look at what it looks like via the photo placed directly below this paragraph.
Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
Of course, you will need a F1 Wheel to get the best out of F1 2017. The Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is a full-size replica wheel, which is compatible with the aforementioned Servo Bases, that has been officially licensed by Ferrari. It comes with rubber-textured grips, scratched-brushed metal face as well as F1 Push and Pull metal sequential shifters.
The steering wheel has a multitude of buttons, shifters and switches. These include two 2.5 N 8-directional D-Pads, two up/down shifters, two rotary encoder switches, three 4.5 N metal switches and eight push-buttons.
You can buy the Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On with this link. You can also take a look at a photo of the Formula One steering wheel accessory directly underneath this paragraph.
Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set
Of course, you will also need the right pedals to get the most authentic racing experience with F1 2017. The Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO 3-Pedal Add-On Set, which is supported by the aforementioned Servo Bases, features two user positions: a suspended position for a GT-style setup in addition to a floor-mounted position with a F1-style setup.
Weighing at over 15 pounds, this set features a large metal footrest with a non-slippery grating. Each of the three pedals feature two adjustable inclinations and three adjustable positions apiece. The gas pedal has four different height positions while both the brake and clutch pedals feature three different height positions each. Last but not least, you can install two different brake mods to alter the pressure force to your liking.
The Thrustmaster VG T3PA-PRO is available for purchase via this page. You can also take a look at what the 3-Pedal Add-On Set looks like with the image placed just below this paragraph.
Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit
If you don’t have a makeshift cockpit to play Formula One games, then you might want to look into getting a premade wheel stand cockpit. If you are interested in doing so, we recommend taking a look at the Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit as it is compatible with the aforementioned Thrustmaster products.
The frame of the cockpit is built with powder coated heavy gauge steel. It also comes with a real racing car seat that is made of breathable fabric and solid tubular steel frame. Moreover, the cockpit has several adjustable elements that you can tweak to your liking.
The Openwheeler Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit has multiple color options: black, blue, green, orange, red and yellow. You can take a look at the black color option with the photo placed just below this paragraph.
You can purchase the Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit via this link.
So, if you are planning to pick up F1 2017, make sure you check out the racing wheel accessories we mentioned above so that you can get the best experience possible with the latest installment of the Formula One racing simulator series.