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Singapore in F1 2021 is an extremely fast, fun and dangerous track to race around. Our Singapore setup guide will run you through the best race setup for this technical F1 2021 track.
Singapore is a very tricky to master but fun track to race around in F1 2021. It’s a street track but doesn’t come with all the usual characteristics of a normal street track.
You’ll find that the track itself is very wide in places, with a few good places where overtaking is possible. There are some medium to high speed corners, combined with some slower corners.
Much like Russia, you’ll find a selection of 90 degree turns which require solid front end downforce. However, unlike Russia, Singapore is a much more flowing circuit, with many corners leading directly onto the next giving you little time to breath between corners.
If you can get your car setup just right, you can have a very fun race at Singapore. So let’s jump straight in to the setup and see what our Singapore F1 2021 setup looks like.
Much like Monaco, Singapore requires a super high downforce setup. You’ll be at low to medium speed for a lot of the lap, and the 90 degree corners require good front end downforce so you don’t understeer wide.
I’ve gone for a downforce setup of 10, and 11. By not going with 11-11 wings, you ensure that you maintain some straight line speed. This will allow you to attack for positions throughout a race, especially on the run down to turn 7.
You’ll also require a good rear end for corners such as turns 5, 9 and 21 where you’ll be accelerating through and out on to the straights which follow. This will be key to getting a good run on to the straights allowing you to attack the car in front.
For the transmission I’ve gone with an on-throttle differential of 74%. This will give you a gradual loss of traction while accelerating out of the slower more technical corners. But it will also ensure your car has enough punch to maintain your minimum corner speed through the faster turns.
For the off-throttle differential, I’ve gone with a low setup of just 58%. A low off-throttle differential like this will give your car a little extra rotation at slower speeds. This helps compensate for the lower front wing downforce, giving you a little more bite at the front of the car.
The suspension geometry follows a similar pattern to our other F1 2021 setup guides, with a close to maximum front camber, and minimum values for the rear camber, and both front and rear toe.
This style of setup will help give you a well balanced car, with good tyre life throughout a full race distance. With the higher front camber giving you good grip while leaning on the car through the faster corners.
Go for -2.8 on the front camber, -1.9 on the rear camber, and 0.07 and 0.2 on the front and rear toe setup.
I have setup my suspension to be extremely soft at the front for Singapore in F1 2021. This approach will allow you to attack the kerbs, of which there are plenty around Singapore. Setup both your front suspension and front anti-roll bar to just 1.
Then for the rear suspension and rear anti-roll bars, I have stiffened the setup up to 5. This will give your car good responsiveness through the corners. And this suspension setup will allow your car to react well when throwing it through the fast direction changes of the many chicanes found at Singapore.
Finally, for the ride height, I’ve gone for a setup of 3 and 8. This is slightly higher than most of our car setups in F1 2021, and is due to the sheer amount of medium height kerbs you’ll be attacking at Singapore. If you run a lower ride height than this your car will have the tendency to become unsettled as you place your car over the kerbs.
For the brake setup, I am running 97% brake pressure. This will ensure your car has good stopping power, while limiting the risk of front wheel lock ups. And for the brake bias, I have it set at 57%.
This is more frontward focused than some car setups in F1 2021, and is designed to shorten stopping distance, as well as reducing the risk of any rear locking.
Singapore can be relatively harsh on tyre wear, although not as bad as some tracks. With this in mind I’m running a lower tyre pressure setup than at some other tracks.
Setup your front tyre pressure at 23.4 and your rear tyre pressures at 22.7. This is designed to ensure you have enough responsiveness for the quick direction changes, while keeping tyre wear at a manageable level throughout the race.
And that rounds out our F1 2021 Singapore car setup. This F1 2021 setup will allow you to attack the streets of Singapore without the worry of your car putting you in a wall. Your car will remain stable throughout a race, even as your tyres wear.
Let me know how you get on with this setup in the comments below.
View all of our most recent F1 2021 setups, by visiting our F1 2021 car setups page.
See you on track guys.