What's The Best F1 Racing Sim?

What's The Best F1 Racing Sim?

Today, I’m posing the question, what’s the best F1 racing sim? Do the ‘hardcore’ racing simulators do a good enough job of replicating the F1 experience? So then, if F1 2019 isn’t the best F1 racing sim, what is?

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  1. Bing Yiu on June 14, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    The best F1 is with V10 🙁

  2. Another Watch Channel on June 14, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Excellent video.

  3. kiiro on June 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm


  4. nuNce on June 14, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I agree in many aspects. Having perfect physics is not everything. For many people (myself included) dry simulators like AC while absolutely stunning and impressive from a technical standpoint, lack the immersion factor of feeling like part of a specific motorsport.
    There is a reason why GT Sport is so much more popular than AC. Of course accessibility plays a big factor, but IMHO GT Sport does a better job at being a "racing simulator" rather than a "driving simulator" which AC is. Hope that statement doesn’t offend anyone. 😉

  5. traind on June 14, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    A good video with balanced commentary. Two points…. you miseed the 60s F1 cars in RF2. They are pretty epic to drive; give them a go on historic Spa! My second point is that Codemasters simulates the feeling of being an F1 driver better than any other title. But it doesn’t simulate driving an F1 car. There is a big difference between the two approaches.

  6. Lead F00t on June 14, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    IRacing W12. That is all

  7. Chris Haye on June 14, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    My god. Starting this as a YouTube premiere was worse than defending my uni dissertation. 😀

  8. Christopher O'Connor on June 14, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Multiplayer racing? iRacing. Anything else? Assetto Corsa

  9. Rick on June 14, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Let me drive in my goddamn pits code masters 🙁

  10. Roddy on June 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Everything you said is exactly why I purchased F12020 before I had even seen this video.
    My thoughts exactly.

  11. Julek Uznanski on June 14, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    That max Verstappen wdc prediction was suspicious

  12. Neal Bagai on June 14, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    You’re right. AC, iracing, and rfactor can’t compete with the true answer which is F1 Race Stars. Best multiplayer, accessibility, and physics

  13. Adam Galambos on June 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    The best was 2013

  14. Jon Luke on June 14, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    wish assetto corsa was on ps4

  15. Bradley Oliver on June 14, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    With EA buying codies, think my go to F1 sims will e RF2 and AMS2

  16. Galadirk on June 14, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    youtube thought this was f1 2019

  17. fondoo on June 14, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    not happy that it has no mouse support. i regret buying this game now.

  18. Arce_4 on June 14, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Im loving acc f1

  19. BurblingBarbacoa on June 14, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    I would love to see some maniac try to mod the intricacies of F1 into Assetto Corsa to pair with the amazing RSS Formula cars. I’m not even sure if that’s possible, but I don’t see why not.

  20. mike morabito on June 14, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    I so sick of hearing how good assetto corsa is? The AI sucks there is hardly any lobby’s!! So it’s great is you drive around the track ny yourself?

  21. Robson Santana on June 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    A "Sim" where players with Pad and assists are faster than those who play on the wheel without assists, cannot be called a Simulator. I believe that I will migrate to the GT3 ACC once and for all. ( PS. The singleplayer of F1 2020 is amazing.)

  22. Adam Galambos on June 14, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Best? Grand prix legends

  23. olivorot xD on June 14, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    1:15 you were right!

  24. Ivan on June 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    f1 sim racing is not just about online racing, therefore modded assetto corsa is very easy to set up and with better rss physics really overleaps codemasters’ title by a large margin

  25. Cole Baker on June 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    The physics may suffer compared to hardcore sims, but the overall experience of career modes, and now my team, is what puts the official game over the top for me. You also have to remember that the game is also marketed to casual players and kids, so if you make it too realistic it will be undrivable to the majority of players

  26. Spartam on June 14, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Hahahaha nice prediction on the next world champion!

  27. mbas0507 on June 14, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    original DLC F1 mod for RF2 ? foirget about it,m thre are tons of F1 mods for RF2 , turning this SIM in the best of the best, and sorry but official F1 its not a si, its a good game, maybe like iracing

  28. Medeirostai on June 14, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    😀 F1 Challenge ’99-’02!

  29. Janos Kovacs on June 14, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    -Who was the best Terminator?
    -hmm… Arnold Schzwm… what kind of stupid question is this?!

  30. Blaze on June 14, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    F1 sim -> F1 2020
    F1 RACING sim -> Assetto Corsa with RSS.

  31. C SMITH on June 14, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    i always feel racing games are missing the hairraising, nail biting speed sensation. So why is the sensation of speed so difficult to come across in games. Is it the quality of 3d effects, the # of objects or is it the monitor……. like what makes speed look & feel like real speed.? What F1 game has the best real speed feel to it?? Great review btw!

  32. Boneless Eggs on June 14, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Race room fr-x17

  33. IronwillNeo on June 14, 2022 at 10:10 pm


    Obviously other games (be it simcade, sim or arcade) can not do a better job at simulating the whole field of cars and a championship for F1 because that is the thing only Codemasters (now EA . . . rip F1 20XX games) have the rights to make at the F1 games, other devs have to pay for some cars , do similar/prototype cars and simulators deal with it just on the simulation part (even because it is what makes the simulators special from arcades and simcades, the physics).

    In terms of simulating career, yes, the F1 games do a better job than any simulator and grant much more immersion for career immersion.
    In terms of physics, all the simulators you mentioned do a better job than any of the Codies F1 games and grant much more immersion for physics.

    in the end it is just about what you want at the moment, the fun of an arcade is not the same fun of a simcade and also not the same fun of a simulator, to each their own and people can play and I think people can enjoy all of their games for what they are/deliver.

  34. Bart Simpsonwood on June 14, 2022 at 10:11 pm


  35. iTedy on June 14, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    bro wtf are you trying to say on minute 1:15 max is one of the greatest formula 1 drivers there is wtf is wrong with you

  36. Damon on June 14, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    So what do you think about 2020? I think it’s pretty good. Haven’t played 2019 tho… I’m on pc with high FPS and 4k. It’s engaging to say the least. I tried playing acc again today and man it’s hard to go to that game after racing F1 cars… I like speed and insane reactions. I hope they continue to make the game better and build in a more realistic pro sim option.

  37. WatchMe Noobing on June 14, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    F1 2020 game could be better yes its way better then f1 19 though they could matching rammers with rammers for instance like gta online does with either hackers or toxic players and match people with racing line with other racing line charters i mean players xD f1 code Masters just like fifa accesible to all from newbies to sweat lords

  38. wolf man on June 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    The official F1 game’s lack of VR support is truly disheartening. I was hoping your video would point me to a good alternative.

  39. Baby Brained on June 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    im still playing F1 2011 in 2021, i feel that was and still is the best sim from all the codemasters games. turn off ALL the aids and get kristans ai mod v2 and its a great challenging game with good handling characteristics with power oversteer well simulated,which is often the problem with most of them.

  40. Nicholas Crow on June 14, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    Assetto corsa, formula hybrid, community skin pack. Use content manager to set up a custom grid, you can lock in ai levels there (like to put mazepan ai level lower, but aggression high for immersion lol), 2021 tracks are available as mods, us cm again to setup a championship. Not perfect, but closest you’ll get, and vr!

  41. thomas pallan on June 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    PC, X box or playstation????? I need real life racing.

  42. Kevin Raza on June 14, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Bro.. I thought F1 2020 was the a real simulator

  43. Hus 9 on June 14, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    the best F1 sim is actually being Lewis Hamilton in a Medicare’s F1 W11

  44. Ploppy JR on June 14, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    As you suspected people are upset over this but the only thing i have to say is that f1 2019 isn’t even a sim. how can something that isn’t a sim be the best sim

  45. FlyByTim on June 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I wish iRacing would focus on F1 more. It would be popular if they put effort into it, but they don’t.

  46. F1 Simulator Maniac on June 14, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    I would say rFactor and a friend engineer.

  47. Yikey on June 14, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    The crew 2, defiantly 100% true no lie

    Maybe not

  48. Max Versthappening on June 14, 2022 at 10:22 pm


  49. PIE IN THE SKY TOURS on June 14, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Great video. Which racing sim do you recommend for VR for F1 specifically?

  50. GreenSpitt Games on June 14, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Something everyone’s over looking is that all the games listed are indeed sims however the F1 series is a sim-cade heavily leaning on the arcade side