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Austria is one of the most fun and flowing tracks in F1 2021 and always makes for a good race. This setup guide shows you how to get the maximum performance out of your Austria car setup.
I always look forward to racing at Austria in F1 games, as it is one of the most flowing circuits on the calendar. The fast corners allow you to drive with a maximum attack attitude, and you can really attack every apex and run off zone.
The long straights around Austria mean you can’t run too much downforce, making an Austrian setup in F1 2021 a true balancing act.
Most tracks in F1 2021 push you to stay away from the kerbs, as this year’s game physics really are more violent than any previous game. However, Austria is a track where you need to hit every kerb to maximise your car’s performance.
The goal of this car setup is to create a setup which allows you to ride over kerbs without any stability loss. As well as giving you a car which can be dangerous down the long straights, allowing you to overtake and defend as needed.
So jumping straight into the aerodynamic setup of our Austrian setup. The Red Bull Ring is a track which requires more rear downforce than it does front. You need to ensure your car doesn’t lose rear downforce mid or late corner otherwise you’ll have a car with the tendency to be twitchy and oversteer happy.
Go for a higher rear aero setup of 8 with just 7 at the front. This will give you enough front end to allow you to not understeer into corners, while ensuring you have enough rear end downforce.
Our transmission setup is relatively balanced, with an on-throttle diff of 72. This will ensure your car’s rear wheels push your car through the fast corners, while being low enough to allow a more gradual loss of traction out of the slower first few corners.
This will give you a car which has good mid corner speed potential but is more than driveable throughout a full race distance.
Then go with a low off-throttle diff at just 57. The lower value here will give your car a little more rotation into the extremely slow turn 3.
I’ve gone reasonably balanced on the camber setup for Austria. You can push your car and your tyres throughout a race here, so tyre life isn’t as important as elsewhere. Setting up your camber to -2.8 and -1.3 will give you a good balance between performance and tyre preservation.
Then a front toe value of 0.07 is a little more balanced and neutral compared to our normal setup approach. However the rear toe of 0.2 will ensure you have minimal drag down the long straights.
As I mentioned earlier, ensuring you have a car which can handle the bumps around the Red Bull Ring is crucial to a fast lap time. That is why I’ve gone for an extremely soft suspension setup.
Go for a suspension setup of 2 at the front and 5 at the rear. This will give you a platform to ride the kerbs without much stability loss.
Then an anti-roll bar setup of 3 at the front and 8 at the rear is the best way to go. You wont encounter too much rear end traction loss meaning you don’t need a setup which accounts for this too much. Instead, a soft front anti-roll bar and stiffer rear will give you more rotation and performance, without the worry of lack of stability.
Then, for the ride height, run 3 at the front and 7 at the rear for a good overall rake and height.
For the brakes opt for our usual approach of just lower than 100% brake pressure at 98%. And a brake bias of 56%. This is the usual brake setup for our setups and doesn’t change much for Austria.
Finally, a pressure of 24.2 for the front tyres, and 23.1 for the rear tyres rounds out our Austria car setup. These are relatively high tyre pressures, but as mentioned, Austria isn’t a tyre killer so there shouldn’t be too much concern for tyre preservation here. I have lowered the tyre pressures away from maximum to just give them a little longevity in the race.
And that rounds out our Austrian setup guide for F1 2021. This is designed to be a great race setup, giving you a well balanced car which you can really attack the Red Bull Ring with. You should be able to throw your car into the corners without too much worry about stability. And you will have more than enough tyre life for a full race distance.
View all of our most recent F1 2021 setups, by visiting our F1 2021 car setups page.
See you on track guys.