Joysticks and Wheels: The Winter 2002 Collection

Thrustmaster F1 Force Feedback Racing Wheel

No way could Thrustmaster let Logitech monopolize the top of the range. As this French manufacturer has a license with Ferrari, they decided to let rip and have their engineers design a visual replica of the Michael Schumacher wheel. The result is quite amazing with a pretty solid, but stylish, wheel. The illusion is a success in carbon look-alike plastic and a rubber cover. The multicolor buttons bring us even closer to the world champion's wheel, and, if you placed them side by side, you would really be struck by the similarity. (We can't show you the original on account of photo copyright.) To round off this high-tech facet, the two gear shifts and the gas levers behind the wheel are in aluminum, and the rearing horse adds the final touch. The pedal set is just as good-looking in black plastic and aluminum. The irony is that the real wheel is made by Momo, the famous Italian manufacturer under whose license Logitech makes its wheels! The price of the first Momo is the same as this one, so that is obviously the one to which we shall compare the Thrustmaster F1.