- The most realistic and accurate F1 experience
- Developed over a decade of partnering with F1 racing teams and drivers
- Used by professional drivers and esports athletes, like Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Valterri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel
- Adjustable seating position to match that F1, Indycar, Formula 2, Formula 3, Formula 4, Formula Ford, Formula Renault 2.0, LeMans, LMP1 and more single-seater cars
- It easily adjusts to the perfect driving position for players of all shapes and sizes
- Superior build quility, stability and comfort
- Flex-free pedal plate for maximum braking control
- Compatibe with all steering wheels and pedals
- It works with all consoles
Playseatstore delivered to the USA, from order to delivery, it only took 5 days. If you're into Formula 1 racing, this is the setup you want. Nothing that I found comes close. The design is great and assembly is a breeze. However, my only negatives are; the paint chips when assembling the seat bottom to its back and the sliding/adjustable seat does not lock going forward. Any sudden movement pulls you forward and requires readjustment and the seat slides forward when getting out. My setup consists of HEUSINKVELD Ultimate Sim Racing 2 Pedal Set and the SimCube 2 Pro. No flex at all in the Playseat! his is a great chair. I highly recommend it if you're looking for the Formula 1 setup. It does have its weaknesses, but nothing is ever perfect.
Best seat for gaming.
Finally, Playseatstore delivers to the US! And very quick at that. From order to delivery, it was less than a week. I'm thrilled with the decision even at the cost. If you're into formula racing, this is the chair you want. Nothing else comes close (not even the Playseat Pro F1). The design is an exceptional work of art, assembly is a breeze, and the fun factor is through the roof! However, and unfortunately, it's not perfect. The chair came with a big gouge on the seat, one of the bolts does not tighten all the way on the wheelbase platform (leaving concerns of a partially secure wheel), and the paint chips & peels when assembling the seat bottom to its back. For the price, the chair shouldn't have noticeable blemishes but it does. I'll leave comfort for another day as I am still trying to get adjusted. Two small gripes are that the headrest has large padding that hurts my neck (may not be an issue for someone else) and that the sliding/adjustable seat does not lock going forward (any sudden movement pulls you forward and requires readjustment). This is a great chair. I would have given a higher overall score if not for the blemishes. I highly recommend it if you're looking for the formula experience. It does have its weaknesses, but not enough dissuade anyone from the purchase.
Hello, Please take note that the quality of service buying this seat with client services was great! I received the seat within one week into Canada customs cleared and delivery with no problems! The quality and design is far from none and being an a F1 fan makes me smile! Enjoy your investment!!! JT.
service:Inquiries by email took about 8 hours and less than 5 minutes as advertised but were answered satisfactorily.Delivery:Was super fast, less than 48 hours. Only the exact delivery time was not met by the shipping company. 9 a.m. became 12 a.m. A small callback would have been desirable here.So then the first big surprise is delivered, the seat is completely assembled on a wooden pallet in a box. It is excellently packaged.Construction:Since it is fully assembled, only detailed settings are required. Bring the pedal plate and steering wheel mount into the desired positionProcessing:The steel frame construction is very stable, no more twisting like my PLAYSEAT%C2%AE EVOLUTION before.The steering wheel mount is quickly and firmly positioned using two levers.The seat is still very comfortable even after several hours of gaming.Criticism:Personally, I find 2 things capable of improvement.1. The end of the guide rail from the steering wheel (towards the seat) these are angular and pointed and if you don't move the seat back far enough you can bump into them. Here I would like the end caps to be attached.2. the locking of the seat is only fixed in one direction, which does not interfere with the operation of the seat. But if you clench yourself forward to push the steering wheel away, you slide with the seat. Here I would have liked a lock on both sidesConclusion: An almost perfect fit
Qualitatively simple without a defect. Everything fits perfectly!
Following my decision to buy the Fanatec Podium in Direct Drive, I was not only looking for a support capable of firmly holding the steering wheel and pedals, but I also wanted a particular design, being above all a fan of F1.
So I chose the Formula Intelligence and upon receipt, I immediately understood that the quality was there and that no bending would tarnish the Direct Drive experience. Also, I think the design looks really great with the Fanatec Podium :-) I'm in love with this combo.
PRICE / QUALITY: it is true that by probing the market for Direct Drive compatible seats, we realize that there are cheaper alternatives and allowing other options for other games (Ex: support for lever of speed, handbrake, etc), but here it is clear that the seat is primarily aimed at fans of F1 or other GT racing. The price is therefore quite high, but unless I am mistaken, I have not found an F1 equivalent with such a nice design. The quality is there and you can feel it as soon as you take the elements out of the box. Moreover, it is Made in Europe. For people wishing to add a Direct Drive type Fanatec Podium, I also strongly recommend adding the "bracket" sold separately by Playseat and which actually holds the Fanatec steering wheel on the sides. The screws are supplied with and zero bending guaranteed!
FUN: it is clear that playing on the ground in this way, in the "pilot" position, provides another feeling at the wheel. For the F1 fan that I am it's a 5/5. Family and friends also loved this "simulation" position. Immersion by appointment!
DESIGN: as I said above, everything has been thought out to give us an "F1" feeling. The design is beautiful, the materials are robust, the finish neat. Everything is also adjustable in one minute if you want to swap the steering wheel with friends. A system of "clips" allows the steering wheel to slide forwards/backwards, and the seat is completely removable, like in a car. In addition, the seat really comes into its own in the room.
COMFORT: from the comfort point of view, there is not much to complain about. The seat is comfortable and if it may take some getting used to during one or two sessions, the position will quickly be adopted for hours of play. As mentioned before, everything is adjustable in just a minute, which adds another touch of comfort as well. For tall people like me, and the seat being really "placed" on the ground, it is not always easy to get out of the seat, but it is a detail that goes unnoticed as the pleasure of playing with it is greater.
It should be noted that the seat is neither too heavy nor light. Count approx. 45 Kg It can slip on a carpet or conversely settle permanently in a dedicated room. But if you have to put it away/push it one or two meters from the screen, it's not complicated, nor mission impossible. Personally I install it and put it away every time.
Again, surveying the market, I was surprised to discover a multitude of brands and choices. But I couldn't find an "F1" equivalent on the market. The price will often come up in discussions/forums, and that's understandable. But when you want to switch to Direct Drive I think you have to put your hand in your pocket anyway. For this Playseat, the quality is really there and I know that by taking care of it, I will get years of use and good value for my money. For F1 fans who want to afford it and who are hesitating, I think there is no need to hesitate any longer, in my opinion you will not regret it.
Ordered the FI ultimate edition cockpit as my old playseat broke. If I'm honest, I was going to get a simlab rig but they are currently moving platforms and not taking orders until 1st August, plus 4-6 week wait on purchases after that. I didn't want to wait until September to race again. Was a bit worried about the steep price which was double the cost of the Sim Lab but oh my..I love this thing! Seat is comfy, great F1 style seating position, totally customisable with position of seat, wheel base, angle of wheel base and excellent build quality. No flex in pedals and I have the Fanatec CSL Elite with load cell. Ordered on the Saturday and came exactly when stated on the Wednesday, so great delivery too - and they chucked in a free XL mat. Can't complain at all, is worth the money if you want the full immersion experience
I admit it, I've always underestimated Playseat products...
I was evaluating a new workstation because I was dissatisfied with the current one and unfortunately, despite the market being saturated with GT workstations, little is offered as regards the Formulas.
I came across the Playseat FI Ultimate by chance and although with many doubts I decided to take the risk and buy it ...
It turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made…
The shipment was very fast and in a few days it was delivered to my home. The assembly is very easy and takes no more than a quarter of an hour.
I mount a Fanatec DD headset and pedals with load cell. The post is rigid, no bending. Extremely adjustable, it is impossible not to find the most suitable setting.
Last but not least, your wife/girlfriend will thank you as the workstation is minimalist, takes up little space and is aesthetically very pleasant.
I love it!!!