F1 22 Best Fanatec Wheel Settings: CSL DD, GT DD Pro + More

Fanatec produce some fantastic high end sim racing wheels. They produce great force feedback and realism. Here are the recommended Fanatec force feedback settings for F1 22 for all Fanatec wheels including the CSL DD, GT DD Pro, DD1 and DD2.

F1 22 Fanatec Force Feedback Settings

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Here are our optimised Fanatec force feedback settings for F1 22 for all Fanatec wheels. Below you will find individual force feedback settings for the Fanatec CSL DD, GT DD Pro, DD1 and DD2. Use the quick links below to quickly scroll to the wheel you are using.

If you’re thinking of buying a new Fanatec racing wheel, read our complete guide on the best Fanatec wheels in 2023.

How to set up a Fanatec wheel with F1 22

The ease of setting up a Fanatec wheel with F1 22 depends on whether you are racing on PC, Xbox or PS5. However, across all platforms, F1 22 supports Fanatec wheels, making the set up process relatively simple.

Unlike many sim racing wheels, all Fanatec wheels allow you to change the same wheel settings on PC and console. The difference is that on PC, you can use software called Fanalab to change settings. If you are using a Fanatec wheel on Xbox or PS5, you can change the same settings directly on your wheel.

Follow the steps below to correctly set up your Fanatec wheel with F1 22 on Xbox, PS5 and PC.

  1. Mount your Fanatec wheel base

    Step 1 is to mount your Fanatec wheel base to a sturdy platform. Ideally, you want to be mounting to a sim rig or wheel stand. You can use the Fanatec table clamp to mount your wheel to a desk or table.

  2. Connect your wheel to your console or PC

    Step 2 is to connect all cables to get your Fanatec wheel connected and working. On all platforms connect your wheel base via USB. Then connect the power.

    If you are racing on an Xbox or PS5, ensure your pedals are connected to your wheel base. If you’re racing on a PC, you can connect any pedals directly to your PC.

  3. Update your drivers and firmware

    Once you are connected, you should ensure your wheel is up to date. If you’re racing on an Xbox or PlayStation, you can skip this step as your wheel will work out of the box. If you are on PC though, you should download the Fanatec Control Panel. Use the Control Panel to ensure your wheel is up to date.

  4. Change Fanatec wheel settings

    Once your wheel is up to date and working, the first real step towards perfect force feedback, is to adjust the wheel settings. These can be changed through the Fanalab software on PC. Or through the tuning menu on the wheel itself. Use our recommended settings below for your specific wheel.

  5. Change F1 22 control settings

    The final step is to change the F1 22 control settings in game. Head over to the game options menu and then into controls. In the vibration and force feedback menu you will find the settings listed below. You can also calibrate your wheel and create a custom button configuration.


F1 22 calibration settings

As mentioned above in step 5, once you load up F1 22 for the first time, you’ll want to head over to the wheel calibration settings. Here you can check that all functions on your wheel are working correctly.

You can find the calibration menu in the ‘Controls, Vibration and Force Feedback’ menu in the game options screen in F1 22.

Fanatec Calibration

When you are in the calibration menu, you should perform a button test. You can do this by simply pressing the right button in the bottom right of the screen.

Then rotate your wheel from side to side and apply the throttle and brake. Check that all of these values are reaching 100.

You don’t really need to change anything in the calibration settings if you’re using a Fanatec wheel. The only thing I would check is your deadzone. Increasing this increases how much you need to push a pedal or turn the steering wheel to create an input in-game.

If your button test is registering an input without you pressing the pedal or turning the wheel. Increasing your deadzone will remove this constant input.


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For my Fanatec ClubSport pedals, I had to increase the throttle deadzone by around 5, as it was registering a little throttle input even when I wasn’t touching the pedal.


Video guide

Watch our video below for a complete run down of the best Fanatec settings for F1 22. If you would rather read this guide, continue to read on below to find our recommended F1 22 Fanatec wheel settings.


Fanatec CSL DD/GT DD Pro force feedback settings

The F1 22 wheel settings below are designed for both the Fanatec CSL DD and the GT DD Pro. Both of these wheels perform identically as they utilise the same internal architecture. The CSL DD is an Xbox compatible wheel, while the GT DD Pro is a PS5 compatible wheel.

Fanatec Tuning Menu Settings:

  • SEN (Sensitivity): 340°
  • FFB (Force Feedback): 100
  • FFS (Force Feedback Scaling): Peak
  • NDP (Natural Damper): 25
  • NFR (Natural Friction): 20
  • NIN (Natural Inertia): 0
  • INT (Interpolation Filter): 0
  • FEI (Force Effect Intensity): 100
  • FOR (Force): 100
  • SPR (Spring): 100
  • DPR (Damper): 100
  • BLI (Brake Level Indicator): Off
  • SHO (Shock): 100
  • MPS (Multi Position Switch): Auto

In-Game F1 22 Settings:

  • Vibration & FFB: On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength: 90
  • On Track Effects: 30
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 30
  • Off Track Effects: 20
  • Wheel Damper: 0
  • Understeer Enhance: Off
  • Wheel rotation: 340°

Fanatec DD1/Podium F1 force feedback settings

These force feedback settings are for both the Fanatec Podium F1 wheel and the Fanatec DD1 wheel base.

Fanatec Tuning Menu Settings:

  • SEN: 360
  • FF: 45
  • SHO 100
  • ABS: User Preference
  • FOR: 100
  • SPR: 100
  • DPR: 100
  • NDP: 16
  • NFR: 3
  • BRF: User Preference
  • FEI: 100

In-Game F1 22 Settings:

  • Vibration & Force Feedback: On
  • Vibration & Force Feedback Strength: 65
  • On Track Effects: 15
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 25
  • Off Track Effects: 20
  • Wheel Damper: 0
  • Understeer Enhance: Off

Fanatec DD2 force feedback settings

Below are the F1 22 force feedback settings for the more powerful Fanatec DD2 wheel base.

Fanatec Tuning Menu Settings:

  • SEN: 360
  • FF: 45
  • SHO: 100
  • ABS: User Preference
  • FOR: 100
  • SPR: 100
  • DPR: 100
  • NDP: 15
  • NFR: 3
  • BRF: User Preference
  • FEI: 100

In-Game F1 22 Settings:

  • Vibration & Force Feedback: On
  • Vibration & Force Feedback Strength: 60
  • On Track Effects: 15
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 25
  • Off Track Effects: 20
  • Wheel Damper: 0
  • Understeer Enhance: Off

Are Fanatec wheels good for F1 22?

Fanatec produce some of the best racing wheels on the sim racing market. They have even worked alongside Formula 1 officialy in the past to produce officially licensed products. The Podium F1 even carries the Formula 1 logo on the front of the wheel.

Over the past few years, Fanatec has focused entirely on direct drive racing wheels. And that is a really good thing, as direct drive technology produces some of the very best force feedback. Generally they are far superior to gear or belt driven racing wheels.

Both the Fanatec CSL DD and GT DD Pro are relatively competitively priced, and both produce impressive force feedback given their size. If you are looking for a more high powered racing wheel, both the DD1 and DD2 offer incredible performance. All four of these wheel bases work very well with F1 22.

Read our complete guide to the best F1 22 racing wheels here for a deep dive into the best wheels across Xbox, PS5 and PC.


Settings & button mapping explained

Below I want to run through how all of the different settings and button mapping in F1 22 affects your Fanatec wheel.


Fanatec wheel base settings explained

With Fanatec wheels, you can also change a lot of settings through the steering wheel itself. These affect the wheel base directly and can work with or override your in-game settings.

You can see the settings I’m using above for each racing wheel. To change these, simply enter the tuning menu on your wheel. It’s normally accessed by pressing either a combination of buttons or the tuning menu button on your steering wheel. Then you can scroll through the settings directly on your wheel.


Fanatec button mapping

It is highly recommended you spend some time mapping the buttons on your Fanatec wheel. You can create a completely custom layout on your steering wheel, setting different buttons and inputs to perform different tasks in F1 22.

For example, I’m currently using the McLaren GT3 V2 wheel, and you can see my button mapping. I have mapped the rotational dials to control my brake bias and on-throttle differential. This gives me quick access to increasing or decreasing these settings while racing without going through multiple menus.

I’ve also played about with my other buttons to create a layout that I’m comfortable with. And this replicates my wheel layout for most games.

To change the button mapping, simply scroll down to the input you wish to change. Click on it and then press the button or input you wish to use. As simple as that.


Overview

These settings should give you the most realistic and immersive experience in F1 22 with your Fanatec wheel. Many people have been reporting their wheel not feeling as good in F1 22 as it did in previous games. And these settings are designed to combat that.

Let me know in the comments below what settings you’re using!


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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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