Best racing seat for F1 22: Top picks to upgrade your setup

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The next chapter in the Formula One video game franchise looks to be one of the best yet, but why not take your experience to the next level by adding one of the best racing seats for F1 22 to your setup?

Based on price, reviews, and features, we've compiled a list of our top picks to help point your search toward some of the best racing seats around right now.

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In our opinion, a comfortable gaming setup can make all the difference when it comes to feeling immersed in the racing action, especially if you opt for a full-on racing rig teamed with one of the best wheels for F1 as well.

Features-wise, we'd recommend something adjustable to help you stay comfortable and, if you're opting for a full-on racing seat, something that can house your specific wheel and pedals.

With that in mind, if you're looking for a cockpit-like seat, like this OpenWheeler GEN3, or you're after something designed for a desk setup, like this Razer Iskur, then we've got you covered right here.

We've also answered some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding racing seats to help you make your decision on which is best to upgrade your setup so you can take on Portimao and Shanghai in the 1.15 update.

Before that though, let's get into our list...

Best racing seat for F1 22

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Best racing seat for F1 22 - Next Level Racing F-GT Lite

Best racing seat for F1 22 Next Level Racing product image of a black and red racing cockpit.
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Brand: Next Level Racing | Materials: Fabric | Dimensions: 64.5 x 29.5 x 37" (Formula position)

The F-GT Lite looks to be one of the best racing seats for F1 around thanks to its ability to transition from a GT to Formula racing position with ease.

This is down to the Next Level Racing Hubs, which are designed to quickly adjust your seating position as well as to improve the seat's overall durability.

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It's also worth noting that this chair has gear shifter support on both the left and right side, and is also made from a lightweight and breathable fabric to help keep you cool during longer F1 sessions.

Ultimately, the F-GT Lite should massively upgrade your F1 simulator setup at home, making it well worth considering if you're looking to upgrade your racing setup.

Best budget racing seat for F1 22 - Playseat Challenge

Best racing seat for F1 22 Playseat product image of a black racing cockpit with subtle red details.
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Brand: Playseat | Material: Alcantara | Dimensions: 136 x 54 x 96 cm

If you're after something a little cheaper, then we feel it's hard to look past this Playseat Challenge chair which we've previously featured in our list of the best racing seats for GT7.

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What we like about this bit of kit is that it's made from powder-coated steel, which, Playseat boasts, adds strength and improves support to ensure you remain secure and locked in during your racing sessions.

Moreover, the seat is lined with premium Alcantara to help increase realism as its a material often used in real-life race cars.

Also, the chair has a relatively small frame; however, if you're looking to save space, then you can fold the seat upright to make it easier to store when not in use.

Best racing seat cockpit for F1 22 - OpenWheeler GEN3

Best racing seat for F1 22 OpenWheeler product image of a bright green and black racing cockpit.
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Brand: OpenWheeler | Material: Unspecified | Dimensions: Unspecified

We feel there's a lot to like about the OpenWheeler GEN3, most notably its full-on cockpit design and overall compatibility as it is said to fit all racing wheels including Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatec.

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Furthermore, OpenWheeler boasts the seat is fairly compact and easy to store which helps to make this chair the ideal option if you're limited to space.

Also, the seat comes with a gear stick mount for either the left or right side to suit whichever hand feels most comfortable for you if you prefer a manual shifter.

All in all, the OpenWheeler GEN3 looks to be an extremely versatile racing cockpit to take your F1 22 experience to the next level.

Best Alcantara racing seat for F1 22 - Playseat Sensation Pro

Best racing seat for F1 22 Playseat product image of a black Alcantara racing chair.
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Brand: Playseat | Material: Alcantara | Dimensions: 150 x 63 x 94cm

Back to Playseat now and the company's top-fo-the-range Sensation Pro, designed to be an extremely comfortable racing chair thanks to its plush Alcantara finish.

To further improve comfort, the seat is adjustable in almost every way, allowing you to alter the distances between the pedals and wheel with ease.

The seat is also compatible with every major wheel manufacturer, and can even support large 55" displays, or curved 48" screens depending on your preference.

Playseat also boasts that the seat has been endorsed by a number of FIA drivers, which makes it well worth considering for F1 22.

Best gaming racing seat for F1 22 - Razer Iskur

Best racing seat for F1 22 Razer product image of a black and green, bucket seat-style gaming chair.
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Brand: Razer | Material: Synthetic Leather | Dimensions: 26.2 x 29.35 x 53.98"

Although a racing cockpit may be the go-to choice for many F1 fans, opting for a gaming chair instead provides you with a little more versatility, especially if you prefer to use a controller over a wheel for racing games.

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This Razer Iskur looks to be a particularly good gaming chair as it features ergonomic lumbar support which should ensure ideal posture for maximum comfort during extended racing sessions in front of a top F1 22 monitor.

Furthermore, the chair comes packed with high-density foam to further improve comfort, which is then wrapped in an upholstered faux leather that is said to be better suited to withstand the wear and tear from daily use.

With a bucket seat-like shape as well, we feel it's hard to look past this seat as one of the best gaming chairs on the market to complete your F1 22 setup.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When it comes to finding the right racing seat, there are usually a few questions that come to mind.

Don't worry though because we've answered some of the more common queries right here.

What types of racing seats are there?

There are a number of different racing seats available, the first of which is a gaming chair which is more akin to something you'd find in an office.

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As mentioned, a gaming chair is perhaps most beneficial if you prefer to race with a controller.

By contrast, you can also get a racing simulator seat, which is more based on what a real-life cockpit would look like.

Not only does this help increase realism, but a sim racing seat can also be handy when you need to connect a whole wheel, shifter, and peddle setup.

There are also motion cockpits available which, as their name suggests, move in correlation to what you see on your screen. This is the most expensive variant, but should also be the most realistic and immersive option.

How much should you spend on a racing seat for F1 22?

Racing seats can vary drastically in price, but there are a number of budget options available if you don't have the budget available to go big on a sim accessory.

In terms of how much you should spend though, that really depends on you're how seriously you want to invest in F1 22 and racing games in general.

If you're a more casual F1 fan, then you may not find a full-on racing seat to be beneficial as you may not use it regularly enough to justify its price tag.

However, if you're serious about racing games and are looking to add realism to your F1 22 experience, then opting for a top racing chair could be the way to go.

What is Alcantara?

Alcantara is a synthetic textile, similar in its appearance to suede, that was first developed in Japan in the 1970s, then later produced by an Italian company called Alcantara - hence the name.

The main benefit of Alcantara is that it provides more grip than leather, which is why it's often used to cover racing wheels and seats.

It is also more durable and hard-wearing than suede, making it easier to clean and better suited to a racing environment.

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