What is the best way to play a racing game - joypad or wheel?

F1 2010's senior producer tells us how much it matters

Is it stupid to sit in a pretend racing seat and turn a pretend steering wheel to control a pretend car? Yes, of course it is. I still do it, mind. I even spend hundreds of pounds to do it properly.Why? Becauseit's fun, especially when you're playing a game that's been designedwith it in mind, likeGran Turismo 5. But the question is: Do wheels make that much of a difference, or can pads suffice? To find out, I asked Codemasters' Paul Jeal, senior producer on F1 2010...


The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently Reviews Editor but still find time to speedrun Sonic levels and make daft Photoshop articles.
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