With a sim-racing setup like this, staying at home is no problem

Check out Mercedes-AMG F1 driver Valtteri Bottas’ sick gaming rig
by Leandre Grecia | May 1, 2020
PHOTO: Valtteri Bottas on Facebook

As Formula 1 races have been put to a stop by the coronavirus pandemic, the next best thing that can provide us our dose of track action for the meantime is sim racing.

In case you haven’t noticed, professional F1 drivers have fallen back on sim racing, too. In a sense, you could say that their itch to drive is a lot like ours—only they’re exponentially better drivers. Also, chances are, they have insane gaming rigs that are way above our pay grades, just like this setup from F1 racer Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes-AMG.

We don’t have all the specifics, but by the looks of it, this thing is packed with serious hardware. But the real highlight of the setup is the Playseat F1 racing cockpit clad in Mercedes-AMG Petronas livery mounted with what seems to be a Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel F1 in custom colors. And if that isn’t enough for you, there’s also an ultra-wide Asus ROG gaming monitor to boot.

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So, even if we don’t have the numbers, we can assume there are high-performance internal components here to match the sick gear. That said, we do have one nitpick: There isn’t a proper platform for the mouse and keyboard. With a setup like this, you would think something like a foldable table or tray could have been added in the package, but we digress.

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Besides, it’s not like the other peripherals matter that much since you’ll be using the racing wheel more than half the time anyway. To see more photos of Bottas’ gaming rig, check out the official Facebook post below.

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What do you think of this sim-racing setup? Would you still care about leaving home if you had one?

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PHOTO: Valtteri Bottas on Facebook
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