Sim Racing Frames & Cockpits Overview

From DiY cockpits to expensive professional sim rigs

Nothing helps make you feel like a racing driver than by sitting in a racing seat. You can get a brand new one online for just a few hundred dollars, while a local scrapyard or second hand car dealer could result in a nice find.

Casual

Affordable and the best bang for buck when it comes to enjoying your racing games.

Setups in the budget category usually consists of make shift solutions where the motto is if it works it's not crazy. So a few books make for an excellent monitor riser, and that old chair from the basement might be better than your desk chair. It's a fun experience to build your own sim racing experience and you can keep on doing it DiY.

Take a look at Home Built By Jeff's video in which he uses some down to earth thinking to craft a super functional racing frame

On top of it all, the black paint definitely made it look quite decent in the end, and come to think of the small budget, besides some wood and a seat, it's mostly labour and love. A very informative video which is well in line with the rest of Jeff's Youtube channel.

Enthusiast

High quality products and more custom builds, with their respective price tags and DiY efforts.

At the enthusiast level we see a lot more steel and other metals involved when it comes to creating the right sim racing rig. The enthusiast category also features more accessoiries to compliment your setup.

A popular way to enhance your sim racing setup is by adding a dashboard for additional buttons and dials.

Pro

The sky is the limit kind of category with a price tag focused on the business & enterprise side, better dig deep.

When it comes to the upper end of the Sim Racing Rigs, we can look at professional racing teams and how they train their drivers. Red Bull Racing has a beautiful Racing simulator setup in their headquarters.

This simulator isn't just an expensive toy, it's a training tool for current and future f1 drivers as Mark Webber explains in this video. This video also features a young Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.

Besides actual training, the simulator is also used to feature a variety of F1 personalities. We can see Team Principal Christian Horner take a stab at a hotlap, as well as car designer Adrian Newey's attempt at a hotlap, and finally musician, former racing driver, team principal and f1 personality Eddie Jordan (trying) to go fast.