Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1.5

Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 Review

The Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 is a realistic sim racing handbrake that’s affordable comparative to the market. The 1:1 dimensions to a real race car coupled with the ultra-comfortable foam grip makes this an excellent choice for every sim racer.

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Fanatec is a highly renowned company that specialises in sim racing hardware where the product prices steer towards the higher end of the spectrum. However, the ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 is an exception as it costs relatively cheaper compared to its competitors while retaining the quality and performance of a high-end hardware. Below are some of why the ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 is one of the best sim racing handbrakes on the market.

ClubSport Handbrake V1.5

ClubSport Handbrake V1.5

The Fanatec ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 is an excellent value for performance hardware for drifting and racing enthusiasts. With a true 1:1 dimension replication to a real race car, the handbrake will feel indistinguishable to one found in a real race car.


Build and Performance

The ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 features an all metal construction and a stainless steel lever for a firm and accurate feel. It also features a foam grip that provides a comfortable feel when drifting from corner to corner. The dimensions of the handbrake is an accurate representation of what you will see in a real race or rally car. Additionally, the realism is evident in the sensor as well as it leverages a fully analog axis which means it replicates the performance of a real car. Hence, if you’re looking for an authentic feel to the handbrake, then this is an excellent choice that will exceed your expectations.


Fanatec products offer an incredibly integrated ecosystem where products work seamlessly together. The ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 carries the same narrative as it’s compatible with both PC and consoles. For PC, this handbrake will work with most games if connected to a fanatec product with a handbrake port. This includes wheel bases such as the Fanatec CSL DD or Podium Wheel Base DD2. If you don’t have a Fanatec wheel base, you can purchase a ClubSport USB Adapter, in which you can connect the handbrake directly to PC. For consoles, the handbrake will work for games that support analog handbrakes and if connected to a Fanatec product that contains a handbrake port. Unfortunately, the ClubSport USB Adapter will not work for consoles.


The ClubSport Handbrake V1.5 offers great versatility from a mounting perspective. The handbrake can be directly mounted to a ClubSport shifter such as the ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5. Alternatively, you can hard mount this to either side of your sim racing cockpit or you can purchase a table clamp. The mounting possibilities are endless on the ClubSport Handbrake V1.5. You will definitely find a mounting position that you will be comfortable to race or drift in for multiple hours.

ClubSport Handbrake V1.5
Mounted to ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5.

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