Sim Racing

Sim racing is taking off in a big way, with real-world drivers like Lando Norris and Max Verstappen using sim racing to hone their skills and add to their F1 performance. 

Here at Driver61, we also use racing sims to help train our drivers, as well as offering sim training and courses. The blend between the real-world and simulated racing is getting closer each year, meaning real-world and sim drivers can blend between disiplines more easily. 

Here you can find our sim racing specific videos and well as more information about simulators below.

The Biggest Sim Racing Mistakes

The Biggest Sim Racing Mistakes

There are a few simple, yet big mistakes that sim racers make when driving on their simulator that costs them lots and lots of lap time. In this...

Sim Racing Line: 3 Quick Wins

Sim Racing Line: 3 Quick Wins

If you don't have the perfect sim racing line, you won't be able to travel through a corner at the maximum speed and you'll be leaving lots of time...

Sim Racing Software

Finding the right sim software is the first step on your journey. There are quite a few different types of software that vary in terms of realism and physics. If you’re new to sim racing, the physics and feel of each game is something that you’ll begin to understand over time.

Here’s a list of the best sim racing software:

  • iRacing
  • Assetto Corsa
  • rFactor2
  • Project Cars 2
  • Raceroom
  • Automobilista 

There are other less realistic sim titles out there such as the F1 series, GT Sport and Forza, but for the most realistic experience, we recommend the list above.

Sim Racing Wheels

Again, as with software, there’s a lot of choice when it comes to sim racing wheels. Unfortunately, to get the most realistic feeling the wheels aren’t cheap.

As with real-world driving, it’s critical to get the best feedback from a steering wheel as possible and without the G-force feeling it a sim, it’s even more important.

Here’s a list of the best sim racing wheels:

  • Logitech G29
  • Thrustmaster T300 RS
  • Fanatec CSL
  • Fanatec Clubsport v2.5
  • Simucube 2
  • Fanatec Podium F1
  • Fanatec Podium DD1

The direct-drive sim racing wheels offer the most authentic and realistic experience, which naturally translates into fast times on track. Granted, the direct drive wheels are the most expensive, but the feel they offer gives an immersive experience.

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