F1 22 France Car Setup – Best Race Setup

Paul Ricard in France is an unusual track to drive. It has some unconventional corners that require a unique approach and a unique car setup. Here is our optimised car setup for France in F1 22.

F1 22 France Car Setup
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F1 22 France Setup

France is an unusual track with some pretty unconventional corners. You’ll have to take some strange racing lines into corners with a few having late apexes. Corners such as turns 11, 12 and 14 all have unusual routes through them.

But the track as a whole is fun to race around. It’s a track that doesn’t have too much character but can provide some good racing. There are a couple of long DRS straights that provide overtaking spots into turns 1 and 8.

The rest of the track comprises of a range of corners. The first sector is very technical, while the last sector flows from corner to corner. This does make creating an ideal car setup a little bit of a compromise.


France Car Setup video


Aerodynamics

Starting with aero setup, I’ve gone low downforce for Paul Ricard. The long straight means that if you add too much aero into your setup, you’ll be a sitting duck for cars behind. DRS is very powerful down the back straight, so optimising our downforce for it is important.

Go for 14 on the front wing and 20 on the rear.


Transmission

For the transmission, the flowing corners really benefit from a high on-throttle differential setup of 80. This allows your rear wheels to really push you through the medium speed corners.

Then, keep your off-throttle diff low at 55, just like many of our car setups.


Suspension Geometry

For the camber, I’ve set both front and rear camber towards the right-hand side of the slider. Go for -2.6 on the front camber and -1.3 on the rear. This gives you a car that will be stable throughout all corners around Paul Ricard.

Then reduce your toe right down to 0.05 on the front and 0.2 on the rear. This will aid your straight-line speed, helping us down that back straight.


Suspension Setup

For the suspension, we’re back to a conventional F1 22 suspension setup after a rather quirky Austrian setup. Go for 8 on both front suspension and anti-roll bar. Then run a softer rear suspension and rear ARB of just 3.


Brakes

The brakes are set up with 100% brake pressure and 50% brake bias.


Tyre Setup

I have cranked the tyre pressures right up for Paul Ricard. Tyre wear isn’t too much of an issue thanks to the relatively new track surface, and the added responsiveness that you’ll get from high pressures is more than welcome.

Go for 24.8 on your front pressures, and 22.5 on the rears.

If your tyre setup values are different to these, just try to set the closest values you can to my setup.

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Overview

This car setup is a true compromise which is necessary around Paul Ricard. It’s a track with a wide range of corner types and a few long straights all thrown into the mix. Focusing on one area more than the other will hurt you elsewhere on track.

Let me know how you find this setup in the comments below.


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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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