If I went with the Podium Racing wheel F1 bundle...is it possible to simply mount onto the desk/table, or do I need a full blown set up with chair, etc?
This really depends on how heavy your desk is. Ideally, even a good stand, such as the Omega Apex would hold things together much nicer and make sure any flex or vibrations are kept to a minimum. You can also convert the Apex into a full cockpit later should you want to.
I would never go for a desk mount with a DD, independent which DD base you choose. You either have so much flex, that there is no advantage in owning a DD, you break your desk or you have to turn down the FFB so low that you can't use the full potential of your Wheelbase.
If you can afford a DD base you might also want to use a full blown rig imo.
Fanatec got your back.
This will not fix the flex you might get with a weak desk....
Tell that to IKEA! That's not Fanatec's fault!
lol yes, the weak point ofc is the desk xD
Thanks everyone for your feedback.
I am looking at options for the cockpit.
Next question...what is better to use Fanatec products with PS, XBOX or PC? Or does it not matter?