Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox One and PC

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Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox One & PC
Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox One & PC

Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox One & PC Review

Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox and PC

Next level of simracing experience, Fanatec has some of the best wheels in the market for any level of experience, entry-level racers, weekend racers, and for more advanced racers alike. whatever is your experience Fanatec has something to offer you.

This time they release the ultimate force feedback experience the money can pay. The point is with so many wheelbases out there on offer, It’s really hard to know which one is the best. And more important which one delivers the most realistic simracing experience for the lowest price.

One thing is clear, The Direct Drive technology change the game, like the “regular gear-driven” force feedback technology changed the world of sim racing in the 90s. Direct drive products like this one, take the game to a new level of experience outreaching the best of force feedback the money can buy, no cables are used in the drive mechanism in most cases, and they rich up torques that upwards of 30 Nm, Torques that to be honest even an advanced sim racer will ever need.

But don’t get me wrong, this racing wheel can, and will,l uperpast your competition with an outrunner motor technology specially designed for the simracing, the endless rotation can be accomplished thanks to a unique solution to transfer data and power to the wheel inputs and displays wirelessly.

If you combine the enormous power the DD1 can provide with the ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 and Podium Advanced Paddle Module you get this, a very realistic racing wheel ready-made for advanced users looking to get the most of a product can delivery without worrying about anything, including money.

$1649.95 ->Best Price On Fanatec

The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: October 8 of 2020.

Product Overview

Product Type Racing Wheel
Model Podium Formula
Serie Podium
Pedals Not Included
Editorial Rating 9.3
Ready For PC / Xbox One / Xbox Serie X
Product Page Podium Formula for Xbox and pc

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Brief Design Overview

  • The Direct Drive Revolution
  • OUTRUNNER MOTOR TECHNOLOGY
  • GERMAN DESIGN WITH UP TO 5 YEAR WARRANTY
  • Direct Drive Without The Hassle
  • WIRELESS DATA AND POWER
  • FULLY CERTIFIED, PLUG AND PLAY
  • ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 and Podium Advanced Paddle Module included.
  • LOADED WITH FANATEC INNOVATION
  • THE MOST AUTHENTIC PADDLE SYSTEM EVER

Compatibility

PS5: No PS4: No PS3: No PC: Yes Xbox: Yes Xbox Series X: Yes

Compatibility notes: This racing wheel is compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X when an Xbox One wheel is attached. Without an Xbox One licensed Steering Wheel attached, the Wheel Base is NOT compatible with Xbox One.  On PC the full support is totally guaranteed in combination with all available steering wheels. Unfortunately this Racing Wheel is not compatible with your PS5 and PS4 console.

Other Compatibilities

  1. All Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheels
  2. All Fanatec CSL Steering Wheels
  3. All Fanatec Pedals
  4. All Fanatec Shifters
  5. Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake
  6. ClubSport Table Clamp V2
  7. RennSport Cockpit V2
  8. This steering wheel is not compatible with the ClubSport Wheel Base V1 for electronic reasons

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Direct Drive technology delivery thanks to the DDR1 Base.
  • Price is high, but wich High-Tech product isn’t?
  • Wireless data and power
  • Not compatible with the new PS5 and PS4
  • 5 year of warranty
  • The Formula-style, 27cm diameter steering wheel features a vast array of features and controls
  • Podium Advanced Paddle Module improves tactile feedback on shifts, and adds dual analogue paddles.

What is included?

  • Podium Wheel Base DD1
  • ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2
  • Podium Advanced Paddle Module
  • Torque Key
  • Power supply (480 Watt)
  • Power cable (regional)
  • USB cable
  • Podium Advanced Paddle Module
  • Racing-Style Button Caps
  • Safety pin for long storage
  • Safety screw for permanent mount on wheelbase
  • Quick Guides

Comparison

Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox One & PC vs Podium Racing Wheel F1®

Podium Formula

Podium F1®

Price $1,649.95 $1,799.95
Platform: PC, XBox One PC, PS4, XBox One Ready
Diameter: 27cm 270mm
Rev Lights on Wheel Base: No No
Display: 1″ 128×64 OLED, 2.7″ 256×64 OLED 1″ 128×64 OLED, 2.7″ 256×64 OLED
Quick-release: ClubSport, Exchangeable ClubSport, Exchangeable
Paddle shifter adjustability: Exchangeable
USB update rate: 1000Hz 1000Hz
Grip material: Alcantara® Alcantara®
Degrees of rotation: unlimited rotation unlimited rotation
Torque: Up to 20Nm Up to 20Nm
Force Feedback drive system: Direct Drive Direct Drive
Wheelbase: DDR1 DD1 PS4™
Buttons: 11 11
Connection ports:
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PODIUM FORMULA

PODIUM F1®

FAQ

  • FAQ Number #1

Answer number 1

  • FAQ Number #2

Answer number 2

Final Analyze

Ultimate simracing experience with the Direct Drive technology this racing wheel has, what think you have to be aware of is, the compatibility with new coming PS5 and the current PS4. There is not, you can’t use this product with any PlayStation® console and cannot be upgraded to achieve compatibility.

Beyond that, the combination with the ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula V2 and Podium Advanced Paddle Module is very good, Two very good products that complement very well with the DD1 Base, well mention if you buy all three product separately you will need to pay 100$ more. not seems a lot of money but it’s.

At the end for what type of racer is this product for? I think was create for professionals racers in mind, but can be used as well for anyone in the transition state from the Clubsport series to the Podium series.

Fanatec Podium Formula

 

Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel Formula for Xbox One & PC

1649.95
9.3

Price

8.5/10

Design

10.0/10

Force Feedback

10.0/10

Smoothness

10.0/10

Compatibility

8.0/10