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Sim Racing Girl Reviews Fanatec Formula Wheel Rim.

SimRacingGirl, a promising new sim racing Youtube channel, is back with a new hardware review video as she checks out Fanatec’s Formula Wheel rim.

SimRacingGirl, a promising new sim racing Youtube channel, is back with a new hardware review video as she checks out Fanatec’s Formula Wheel rim.

The Formula Rim sells for 229€, more information is available on the Fanatec website.

ClubSport Steering Wheel Formula Rim Features:

  • Replica of a steering wheel as used in formula cars. The compact diameter of 26 cm allows fast movements and reactions
  • Durable construction fully made of metal
  • Grips made of genuine Italian made Alcantara®. This material is easy to clean and provides sensational grip
  • 11 Buttons plus two paddle shifter buttons with ultra-reliable switches.
  • Analog joystick to look around in the Cockpit or to map with any other axis
  • 7-way Encoder switch to change settings: Turn left; turn right; move left, right, up and down; push(active in Tuning menu and compatible with any PC game)
  • LED bar to show motor RPM
  • LED display to show telemetry functions. Works with several popular PC games like iRacing or rFactor
  • Adjustable and detachable paddle shifters completely made of metal. Adjust angle, distance to rim and travel of the paddles

  • Glen Orpheus

    a review for a product over 4 years old ?
    i don’t mean to be rude, but the only reason we seem to be seeing these videos is because the host is a woman yes ?

    • Bloomquist

      not sure about “4 yrs”, but woman-pandering, yes.

    • quf

      If you already have this product then this review isn’t for you. Fanatec is still selling these products on their store, so for them is still relevant to promote their products no matter how long ago they were released. There are people who don’t have this or is the first time they would know of this, or just reminding advertisement.

    • RapidRefund

      She has done a great job thus far and deserves to be here on this site and other related sites for reasons beyond just her looks

      • Bloomquist

        Glen has a different opinion than you and others agree. Easily-offended is not a good trait.

      • RapidRefund

        I just says where your mind is at looking for the good or looking for the bad???

      • Bloomquist

        It takes a village to make your opinion mine. Oh, now I see…

      • Glen Orpheus

        It says Christmas ?
        And as I said I didn’t mean to be rude sir, however you are direct and personal with you’re attack.
        Have a plesent day.

      • RapidRefund

        Why not just be happy with someone offering a bright fresh change to the norm?

      • Glen Orpheus

        There are many people who make Sim related you tube videos that don’t appear to be supported in the same way, but the quality of their videos and production outshines others.
        I am happy to see women involved in Sim racing, in fact it would be great to see more women involved and I would embrace it.
        But that said what is the real reason why a relatively new channel gets support when others do not.
        If I was to get my girlfriend to host a new you tube channel all about Sim racing, my guess is that it would become equally successful, but I doubt it would be for the right reasons.
        I’m not here to cause hurt, I just had an opinion, we all know sex sells and quite frankly some guys have only subbed to her because of it, I just hope women are not used to sell Sim Racing like so many other sports adopt.
        I’m not great with my wording either, I’m not perfect and maybe I came across wrong for which I can only apologise for.
        Im not a bad person Rapid.
        Peace out, and a happy new year (“,)

      • quf

        Did you miss when virtualr showed videos of another beginner youtuber with fanatec reviews? Search Matthew Suchodolski on this site’s search engine, above. He was a new youtuber with low amount of subscribers and views, just like SimRacingGirl.

      • Glen Orpheus

        Also if you go check out her channel I personally wished her every success, about 3 weeks or so ago……just saying as I know how much you hate my negativity x

      • RapidRefund

        Well your not near as bad as some but sounded pretty pessimistic.

    • Richard Hessels

      Her next review is about the Logitech G27

      • RapidRefund

        Hmmm blown out the rear sarcasm?

    • pez2k

      I personally think it’s good to see some female faces being included in the world of sim racing, and if it takes a bit of promotion to normalise it and make the community more inclusive then I can live with that.

      Off the top of my head regarding prominent women in simracing I can only really think of the woman who used to co-host ISR (Jessica something?) and Suzy Wallace who used to work for SMS, whereas obviously the list of men is basically every single other person. Even on sim forums and comment sections I couldn’t name more than a couple of female regulars so far.

      • Kev

        Yeah too bad Jessica had that problem with veins.

    • emilblixt

      She has to start somewere right? How about we give her a little support and constructive criticism instead?

      • Glen Orpheus

        Oh yes your right, but what about other channels that have been doing the same but for longer, should we not have supported them too ?

      • emilblixt

        We should and I did

    • Kev

      And an attractive woman. For all the b.s. about “I’d like to see more women is this or that”, I’ve yet to see a single woman of average looks getting any attention. Almost surely never will. I find it more chauvinistic in a way to include attractive women only than to not include women at all.

    • Bruno Teodoro Pinheiro

      Yeah buddy, sim racing community in a nutshell

  • pupsbubi

    Should be marked as product placement

  • Manuel Riger

    I don t get the topic guys ? what want virtualr tell us ?

  • ImageArtSigns .

    I can see the possible relevance in this rim combined with the new base and that could be the new introduction of Thrustmaster’s TS-PC Racer formula rim and base, good marketing from Fanatec.
    Fanatec’s formula rim looks better to me and may be a better over all combo, but Thrustmaster’s Formula rim has that area at the top that could have some added mod lights, dash info that could be introduced later, more upgradability etc.

    • Thomas Jackermeier

      It is interesting that you see the lack of a LED Display and rev lights as a pro. On the Formula rim there is no need to mod something, how can that be something negative?

      Please Keep in mind that any of those mods require extra cables and therefore make it difficult to use the full rotation angle.

  • RapidRefund

    Yes she has a great future at this but Barry Rowland is still the king of the Review.

  • ditec890

    What a lovely girl, just like my wife. Beautiful, nice and likes the world of SimRacing! What I said, same.

    Anyway, I’m going to cry for a while on the sly.

  • anonymouse

    What’s next? A review of a brand new DFPro/GT?

    • quf

      Are the dfpro/gt still for sale on the Logitech store? No, but Fanatec is still selling this steering wheel without the base.

      Either way, who chooses which products to review is their business. Maybe wants to practice reviews even if older or newer released gear or received this one from Fanatec to review, but actually her last video was with a new product.

      Nice attempt at trolling, but went to the side.

      If you were looking for another steering wheel to your wheel base, wouldn’t this be a good review?

    • RapidRefund

      How about sim x or that DIY DD wheel kit? She is petite how will she do with the strongest motors on the market?

  • RapidRefund

    More on the review itself my Formula rim the Button Bezels that hold the buttons in broke very easily and Fanatec did not offer replacements. Fanatec makes these great products which it seems all have these little time bombs in one form or another sacrificing durability. If the bezels had been made out of anodized aluminum I would have given it total praise but this is just what happens with Fanatec Products just the truth of the matter that’s all

    • Francesco Kasta

      Tell me about it. I had a Fanatec wheel which lasted one week only, the I had to RMA it.

  • HammerX

    Damn the hate is real reading below. Some of you guys are trolling all they way lol!

  • HammerX

    Dear, Virtualr, please start a “Virtualr troll foums area only” for the trolls.

  • Kev

    …and you guys are saying until now VirtualR’s selection of videos has been coherent?

  • Mark

    I like how the cat materialises into place at 4:39…

  • Oliver

    Her subscribers skyrocketed over 10,000% since the previous article, wow.

  • Michael Henke

    She’s apparently a new Vesaro hire (for this specific position I imagine), and her channel appears to represent their ham-fisted attempt at guerilla/social media marketing.

    Given that they mostly rebrand other products and exponentially mark them up, I’m pretty cynical about the whole charade.

    I do wonder, however, if she actually enjoys sim racing.

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