F1 2021 Canada GP Setup Guide

Canada is an extremely fun circuit to race around in F1 2021, and requires a car setup with good rear end stability. Follow this setup guide for the perfect car setup.

F1 2021 Canada Car Setup
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Canada is without a doubt one of my favourite tracks to race on in F1 2021, so I’m so glad it has made its way into F1 2021 despite being cancelled in real life.

Just like Austria, Canada is an extremely flowing circuit with the majority of corners being fast chicanes. To be able to put in a strong race performance around Canada, you need a car with an extremely stable rear end, which allows you to accelerate through and out of the fast chicanes.


Aerodynamics

So starting with the aerodynamics, to ensure we have good downforce at the rear of the car, I’ve increased the rear wing up to 9 and kept the front wing aero at 6.

You don’t need too much front downforce around Canada, as there aren’t too many spots where you will find yourself understeering. Plus too much front wing will increase our drag and slow us down along the straights.


Transmission

Then for the transmission, an on-throttle diff of 78 is a good balance between ensuring we have drive through the faster corners. While not being too high that we encounter too much wheel spin out of the slower corners such as the turn 10 hairpin and the slow turn 2.

I’ve kept the off-throttle diff low at 60 just to ensure we get a little more rotation into these slower corners. This helps recoup some slow speed rotation that may be lost with the lower front wing aero setup.


Suspension Geometry

My suspension geometry setup is very similar to the setup I use at Austria, as both of these circuits have very similar characteristics.

Go for -2.8 and -1.2 on the camber, and our usual toe setup of 0.07 and 0.2.


Suspension

For the suspension I’ve gone extremely soft, as you will be all over the kerbs throughout the whole lap. If you stiffen your car too much you will have an extremely hard time with stability loss.

So go for 2 and 3 on the suspension setup. You can even push the front suspension down to 1 if you like for a little extra kerb ride-ability.


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Then I’ve gone for an inverse anti-roll bar setup with stiffer front ARBs at 7, and the rear at 6. Many setups in F1 2021 opt for soft front anti-roll bars with stiffer rears. While this approach does help the car rotate a little more, it will also make it much twitchier on corner exit.

So to ensure we have good stability throughout a race I’ve gone for a slightly stiffer front anti-roll bar setup.

Then set the ride height at 2 and 6, which is just about the sweet spot for ride heights around Canada.


Brakes

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 just about the perfect brake setup in F1 2021, and is universal across many tracks.


Tyres

Then for the tyres I’ve lowered the pressures at the front to 22.2 for a little extra softness at the front of the car and for slightly better tyre life. And I’ve kept the rears high at 22.7 for outright performance.


And that will do it for our Canadian setup for F1 2021. This will result in a car which you can really push throughout the entirety of a lap and a full race distance.

You wont need to worry too much about the car being twitchy throughout the fast sweeping corners. And the tyres will last very well during a race stint with this setup.

View all of our most recent F1 2021 setups, by visiting our F1 2021 car setups page.

See you on track guys.


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Article written by Mjolnir

Mjolnir is one of the main setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. He has had years of experience in sim racing, both competitively and casually. After a decade of sim racing experience, he co-founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.
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