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Playseat F1 Formula PRO : Test and Review

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Playseat F1 Formula PRO


  • Incredible comfort and ease of play
  • Compatible with all major brands
  • Adjustment possibilities
  • Impeccable workmanship and finish
  • Easy to assemble


  • Quite high price
  • Quite bulky
  • The axis between the legs can be uncomfortable

In this day and age, video games have become an integral part of our daily lives. Whether you’re already a Sim-racing enthusiast or you’re still a beginner, it’s important to know how to properly equip yourself.

To do this, you need to find out as much as possible about the cockpit you want to buy, to make sure it meets your criteria. There are many different models and brands and it is not always easy to make a decision.

In the market of sim-racing seats, it is the brand Playseat is the number one brand in the market of sim-racing seats, offering a total immersion in the simulation of races, thanks to its different cockpit models.

We have tested for you the Playseat Formula PRO racing simulator seat which we are going to tell you about in this article. Following our test, we will tell you all about the specific characteristics of this model, its advantages and disadvantages, the type of person for whom it is suitable, as well as its price and where to get it if you finally decide to buy it.


Features of the Playseat Formula PRO F1

The Playseat F1 racing seat has certain features that make it a top-of-the-line product and very popular with Sim-racing players.

Here are, in our opinion, its main characteristics:

  • The Playseat Formula PRO is a special edition. It was designed especially for Formula 1 racing fans.
  • It is compatible with all the steering wheels and pedalboards of the brands Fanatec, Logitech, Thrustmaster, etc.) that are currently sold on the market.
  • The Playseat Formula PRO is also compatible with all of the following platforms: Windows, Mac, Xbox and Playstation and it is even compatible with the Wii.
  • It is widely used by professional sim-racers and also by professional single-seater racing drivers. Some of them even participated in its conception.
  • This model is fully adjustable to allow you to achieve an ideal and truly comfortable driving position.
  • The Playseat Formula PRO is made of leather-look vinyl which is of extremely good quality.
  • All parts of the Playseat Formula PRO are manufactured to a high standard and finished to a very high standard.
  • The Playseat Formula PRO has a chassis with a look that is revolutionary. It provides real stability and comfort.
  • The pedals are adapted so that you can get maximum and very realistic braking force.
  • This seat has a ForceLock system that allows for extreme forces and really easy adjustment of the pedals and steering wheel.
  • The Playseat Formula PRO is really easy to assemble
  • The seat and frame are patented.
  • Its dimensions (L x W x H) are 140 x 88 x 58 cm and it weighs 29 kg.

For what type of person?

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The Playseat Formula PRO is considered to be a high-end model, so we would think that it would be more suitable for fairly regular or experienced sim-racers.

This racing simulator seat was designed by and for F1 players, so it’s perfect for the avid F1 racer.

But nothing prevents beginners from starting with this cockpit, even if they have to be able to afford it.

The only criteria to be met are the following:

  • To make between 120 cm to 220 cm in height.
  • Have a weight between 20 kg and 122 kg.

The Playseat Formula PRO may be a high-end simulation seat, but it’s not just for adults. The fact that the seat can be adjusted allows everyone to enjoy it, whether it’s the little ones or the adults, the whole family will enjoy it.

Its advantages

In our opinion, the comfort of the Playseat Formula PRO is undeniably one of its biggest advantages. Even after hours of playing on it, this seat continues to provide incredible comfort and ease of play.

The fact that the Playseat Formula PRO is compatible with major brands such as Fanatec, Logitech and Thrustmaster gives this seat a big advantage over other models. It’s good to know that you won’t have to look far to find compatible accessories that are also of high quality.

The seat position and structure recreate the driving position that the greatest drivers adopt in a race car, making the game even more realistic. The Playseat Formula PRO has been tested and approved by professional racing drivers such as Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen. This is a real plus for the big Formula 1 fans.

You can double adjust the inclination of the steering wheel support, as well as the position and distance of the pedals, allowing you to adopt the optimal position for your body type. In addition, the size of the footrest is ideal for driving.

The Playseat Formula PRO’s workmanship and finishes are impeccable and of high quality, making it a truly high-end gaming chair that also guarantees a long product life.

Its attractive design, leatherette seat and Formula 1 design make the Playseat Formula PRO one of the best looking racing simulation seats available today.

This racing seat is really easy to assemble and install. Moreover, it is also very easy to configure with all the major brands of steering wheels (Thrustmaster, Fanatec, Logitech, etc.).

Its disadvantages

In our opinion, the biggest drawback of the Playseat Formula PRO is unfortunately its price. Like all high-end products, this simulation seat comes with an extremely high price tag. In this case, it is clear that its price is justified by its quality, but it is still difficult for many players to afford to invest 1200 € in a racing seat.

Another disadvantage of the Playseat Formula PRO is that it is quite bulky. Its dimensions of 140 x 50 x 88 cm and its weight of almost 30 kg make it a seat that is imposing, heavy and very difficult to move once assembled.

It also doesn’t have the ability to be folded to save space, unlike the Playseat Challenge model from the same brand. Click here to read our full review of the Playseat Challenge.

For some players, the fact that the axis of the shuttlecock support is between the legs can be problematic and make the game uncomfortable. But this is a personal opinion and does not apply to most people either.

It is the manufacturer who defined the inclination of the seat back, as for the support of the steering wheel, it can pose a problem to some people. It’s up to you to test it out and see if it works for you or not.

Despite its high price, head protection and safety harnesses are not included with the Playseat Formula PRO. This means that if you want to have these accessories, you will need to budget extra.

Where to get it and for how much?

The initial price of the Playseat Formula PRO is 1 330 €, but you can regularly find it on special offer, especially on Amazon

There are sometimes very good opportunities on the sites of sale and purchase of second hand products, we recommend you however to be really very vigilant if you decide not to buy new.


We all agree that what all Sim-racing players are looking for is the feeling of realism when racing. That’s why the choice of seat is really important.

The Playseat Formula PRO is a model that offers incredibly realistic gameplay and allows players to feel almost the same emotions as a real driver in a real race.

And even for those who prefer other types of racing to F1, Playseat Formula PRO’s comfort and adaptability will make you enjoy every second of play, even after long hours of sitting.

In our opinion, if you can afford this cockpit, you won’t regret it. It is by far one of the best racing simulation seats we can find on the market today.

Playseat F1

By far one of the best racing simulation seats on the market

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