i just noticed that the "Podium Racing Wheel F1® Premium" was removed from the bundle-section of the website. Since i was interested in buying one i´d like to ask if it will be available anytime soon.
Yes, it's officially discontinued and wont be produced anymore.
i couldn´t find anything about a adequate replacement in terms of torque and playstation-campatibility.......do you have information about that?
There are no information about anything, no.
The only PlayStation compatible Wheel Base from Fanatec is now the Gran Turismo DD Pro until something new is announced.
Funny, i couldn´t anything official about discontinuing the dd1 and it´s even more funny, that the podium F1 bundle wasn´t even available since the reduction in price was announced in November 2022. I know, because i looked almost every day......and now it´s dropped without even announcing a replacement.
Coincidence? I think not.
What a shame.....looks like Fanatec has lost a potential customer. But thank god there are other manufacturers of sim-racing-hardware out there.
I hope something equivalent to the DD1/2 with PS4/5 compatibility will come out soon. Or the DD1 for PS4/5 standalone or as a bundle.
I sent an email inquiring about the dd1 f1 for ps4 and this is the response I got…
Thank you for your inquiry and loyal interest in our brand.
We can confirm that Podium Racing Wheel F1 has been discontinued. While it was a very popular product, and many customers were eagerly awaiting updates on availability, it will no longer be produced, and our focus is on new releases. Of course, you are still able to receive support on any inquiry that you have regarding this or other discontinued products.
As sorry as we are to say good-bye to some products, we are just as excited about what’s to come. If you haven’t done so already, please join our mailing list to get the most up-to-date information about product availability.
Best regards / Freundliche Grüße
(Fanatec Fulfillment Team)
So something new will come for PS4/5.
I'm curious what it will be and how much power (Nm)
it has at what price. I hope it comes soon!
That's exciting. I'm looking forward to new hardware from Fanatec.
after seeing the qr2 at sim racing expo. I would think that the new podium dd wheelbase will be very similar to the base that just got discontinued only with the qr2 mounting shaft. Just speculation though.
Okay, now i´m very confused.........suddenly the dd1 wheelbase is available again after it was removed from the website, but it has "lost" PS-compatibility......wtf???
Two completely different products.
The regular DD1 was never playstation compatible and was never discontinued.
Let me phrase this question differently:
why was only the PS-compatible DD1-wheelbase discontinued, since it was a"very popular product"?
Only Fanatec knows.
And the shame is that for Playstation users, aftaer 6 months of DD1 being discontinued, there´s no news for another DD compatibility...
Come on Fanatec, you guys can do it better.