How a Playseat Allows You to Have the F1 Experience at Home? How Much Does an F1 Playseat Cost?

Published 11/25/2021, 5:34 AM EST


In recent years, Formula 1 has witnessed an explosive response from around the globe with the fanbase continuously growing at a breakneck speed. F1 is indeed on the right path to becoming one of the most famous sports series in the world.

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Amidst such a spurt in the fan-following, how do you think an F1 fan’s bucket list will look like? Of course, the topmost priority could revolve around meeting their favorite racing driver(s) and maybe, spectating a Grand Prix event in real.

Interestingly, above all of that, there has been a consensus in the fans wanting to own a complete simulator, including the racing seat, the steering wheel, paddles, and other relevant accessories.

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Yes, some people do own the racing wheel, but in most cases, the wheel is clamped to the couch or the kitchen chair, hardly giving them an insight into the real-life racing experience. Well, this is where Red Bull Racing comes into the picture.

How the Red Bull – Playseat partnership began

Back in 2011, Red Bull Racing partnered with Playseat, a gaming seat manufacturer based in the Netherlands. Since then, the duo has been bringing about some appealing gaming seats into the market, and the designs vary according to the seating posture.

Some of the gaming seats resemble the exact seat position of an F1 driver inside the cockpit. There are also a lot of others that provide much less aggressive seating postures. This was kept in mind for the buyers who spend quite a lot of time in the simulator.

How much does an F1 Playseat cost?

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The latest to arrive from Playseat is the Playseat Evolution PRO. Red Bull describes this as “a genuine racing seat, thanks to the authentic shape and the specifically developed ActiFit upholstery, and the Red Bull Racing Esports edition of the chair is the only way to own a Playseat® Evolution PRO with this advanced fabric.”

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The gaming seats start from $800, excluding other accessories. The seat is compatible with PC, Play Station, Xbox, Wii Series, and other gaming consoles. For further details, you may reach out at the official website of Playseat – Playseatstore.com.

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Rohit Kumar

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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