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Next up in our F1 2021 setup guides is Australia. This is setup guide has been created to give you the best dry race setup for league racing and career mode races.
Australia might not be on the Formula 1 calendar this year, but it is still in the F1 2021 game. So we can all race around here virtually.
Unfortunatly the version of the Australian track in F1 2021 isn’t the updated track that was suposed to be on the calendar this year. It has the same layout as last year’s track, which isn’t ideal but still an extremely fun and technical circuit to drive.
With that said, the Australian track is just as tricky to master as ever, and it’s a circuit which is especially violent if anything. The kerbs are generally quite high, and you’ll have to drive over them if you’re searching for a fast lap time, and the corners are fast and aggressive.
You have to really throw your car into some of the corners and trust that it will stick. And this means that we need a really great balanced and stable car setup.
So jumping into the setup itself, starting with the aerodynamics. I’ve gone for a generally high aero setup here. Some people like their aero lower for Australia and some people even prefer a rear focus setup. But I’ve gone higher on the front wing at 10 and lower on the rear at 8.
This will give you a pointy car which is willing to turn into corners and hit apex well. Which is great because then you can focus on the corner exit instead. This is crucial around Australia because there are a few medium to long straights with a few different overtaking opportunities.
By having front aerodynamics which are higher, it means you can throw your car into the corners and it will generally respond and go the direction you point it.
Moving on to the transmission, the on-throttle differential is just a battle of how high you can get away with. In an ideal world, we’d run a really high on-throttle differential of 80 plus, or even 90 potentially. But there are a few corners that prevent us from doing that.
Both the middle and last sector have corners which are a little bit slower, which means we need to focus a little bit more on our traction out of corners.
This is why I’ve gone for 78% which is relatively balanced. And then I’ve setup the off-throttle differential at 58% for some good rotation and stability.
With the suspension geometry I’ve gone closer to max on front and rear camber than some tracks. Go with -2.6 and -1.3 for your camber. This will give you a car which you can really lean on and when you’re taking the corners at medium to high speed like you will be at Australia this is pretty crucial.
Then for the toe setup, go with 0.07 at the front and 0.2 at the rear this will help a little by limiting drag, which in turn will potentially increase your top speed.
Then for the suspension i’ve gone extremely soft on the front which will help us over those kerbs a little bit. As I’ve mentioned at the beginning, the kerbs are pretty violent here so you want a car which can really handle them well.
Go for 1 and 5 on your suspension setup, and then with a focus on stability and overall balance, I’ve gone with 6 and 2 on the anti-roll bars.
Running softer suspension at the front will help your car over the kerbs without too much of a harsh reaction. And the stiffer front and softer rear anti-roll bars work to keep your car stable through and out of corners.
Finally go with 3 and 7 on the ride height. This is designed to allow us enough clearance to really attack the kerbs
For the brake setup I’ve gone with 97% brake pressure and 56% brake bias. Again this is pretty standard across most of my setups as I do generally like my car to brake pretty consistently from track to track.
Rounding out this Australian car setup for F1 2021, I’ve gone with tyre pressures which are a little bit lower on the front than the rears. But all tyres are pretty close to max for this setup.
Go with 24.2 on both front tyres and 23.1 on both rears. I’ve setup the tires in this way to give you almost the best responsiveness you can get out of your car. Although I’ve had to come away from max a little bit just to protect our tyre wear during a race.
And that rounds out our australian F1 2021 car setup. This should give you a car which you’re confident enough with to attack every corner and one that can really ride the kerbs well. And you shouldn’t really find the rear end letting go on you at all.
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See you on track guys.