CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1

Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1 Review

Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1 REVIEW

CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1

Steering Wheel for a niche in mind, the CSL Flat 1 like many on the Fanatec’s ecosystem is a bundle of two different products, this time the ClubSport Wheel Rim Flat 1 and the CSL Universal Hub, if we take a closer look of this RIM we can agree that the compact size and light weight make it a perfect option for open-wheel racing styles and any race car requiring fast steering inputs.

The design is simple but very effective, the rim is covered in genuine suede leather with a diameter of 275, if we add the HUB, Alongside with the shifter paddles we can tell this is a must-have rim for open-wheel games like Automobilista or any other game with the same racing style.

Wrapping up the rim and shifter paddles, The Fanatec CSL Flat 1 comes from the factory with eight standard buttons including snap-dome activation, a 2-way rocker switch, two 2-way toggle switches, and a 7-way FunkySwitch™ with rotary encoder functionality, all these packed and connect through the tool-free Quick release adapter, definitely a solid option if you want to star oval racing the right way.

Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: September 8 of 2022.

Product Overview
Product TypeSteering Wheel
ModelFlat 1
Editorial Rating7 of 10
Ready for PC – PS Ready
Product Page CSL Flat 1

CSL Flat 1 Videos

Brief Design Overview

  • Perfect for open-wheel racing
  • Bundle of the CSL Universal Hub and the ClubSport Wheel Rim Flat 1
  • The rim is made of brushed and anodised aluminium and covered in genuine suede leather.
  • The button layout is optimized for training muscle memory
  • Plenty of buttons
  • The paddles are shaped to fit most wheel rims.
  • Tuning Menu access.
  • Integrated display
  • Tool-Free Quick Release

CSL Flat 1 Compatibility

The CSL Flat 1 is compatible with your personal computer ( PC) and PS Ready.

Fanatec Wheel Bases Compatibility

  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 (QR1 Wheel-Side required*)
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD2 (QR1 Wheel-Side required*)
  • PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 PS4™ (QR1 Wheel-Side required*)
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2
  • ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
  • CSL DD Wheel Base
  • Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base

*It is possible to use High Torque Mode when using a QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter).

The CSL Universal Hub is not compatible with the Podium Button Module Endurance.


perfect for open-wheel racingFor a niche, this rim was made for oval racing on mind.
the paddles are shaped to fit most wheel rims
integrated display
Simplified Quick Release Adapter
Tuning Menu access.

What is included?

  • ClubSport Wheel Rim Flat 1
  • CSL Universal Hub
  • Simplified Quick Release Adapter (preinstalled)
  • Quick Guide

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the Fanatec CSL Flat 1 compatible with Xbox?

No, the CSL Flat 1 is only compatible with PC, and in PlayStation systems the functionality of this product can be limited by the capabilities of the console.


Buy Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1 for $259,95

Our Thoughts

This buy makes sense to me if you don’t have a product like the Clubsport Flat 1 V2 in your hands, I know the CSL version could be the newest addition for your sim racing setup but I don’t think expending the additional 250$ for the entire steering wheel worth the money,

Otherwise, If you are planning to play titles like Automovilista which has a solid variety of open-wheelers, or you are currently a CSL user then this is a good option for you.

At the end the price is good and the quality of materials as good well, So I really think this is a very good option for you and a nice addition to your overall sim racing ecosystem.

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