F1 22 Game – Controls Guide for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

The first step in getting to grips with F1 22 is to learn the controls and button mapping on your controller of choice. Here are all of the controls for F1 22 on all consoles and PC.

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Controls for F1 22 Xbox, PS5

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F1 22 can be a tricky beast to master. After all, you will be taking control of some of the fastest cars in the world in heated wheel-to-wheel racing. Knowing your controls and what each button does while racing at 200mph is incredibly important!

Controls for F1 22 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

In this guide, I’m going to run through what all buttons do on each console. And how to control your car using each console’s controller, as well as using a PC keyboard and a racing wheel.

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F1 22 PS4/PS5 Controls

Below are the controls for a Dualsense controller on PlayStation 4 and PS5.

  • Accelerate – R2
  • Brake – L2
  • Reverse L2
  • Steer Left – Left Stick
  • Steer Right – Left Stick
  • Pause – Options
  • Gear Up – X
  • Gear Down – Square
  • Clutch – X
  • Overtake – Circle
  • Next Camera – R1
  • Camera Free Look – Right Stick
  • Look Back – R3
  • Replay/Flashback – TouchPad
  • DRS – Triangle
  • Pit Limiter – Triangle
  • Radio Commands – L1
  • Multi-Function Display – D-Pad
  • Push to Talk – D-Pad
  • MFD Menu Up – Up
  • MFD Menu Down – Down
  • MFD Menu Right – Right
  • MFD Menu Left – Left

F1 22 Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One Controls

Below are all of the controls for F1 22 on an Xbox controller when playing on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One.

  • Accelerate – RT
  • Brake – LT
  • Reverse LT
  • Steer Left – Left Stick
  • Steer Right – Left Stick
  • Pause – Menu
  • Gear Up – A
  • Gear Down – X
  • Clutch – A
  • Overtake – B
  • Next Camera – RB
  • Camera Free Look – Right Stick
  • Look Back – R3
  • Replay/Flashback – View
  • DRS – Y
  • Pit Limiter – Y
  • Radio Commands – LB
  • Multi-Function Display – D-Pad
  • Push to Talk – D-Pad
  • MFD Menu Up – Up
  • MFD Menu Down – Down
  • MFD Menu Right – Right
  • MFD Menu Left – Left

F1 22 PC Controls

If you are playing F1 22 on a PC, you get a lot more customisation for your controls. You can map different commands to a variety of buttons on your keyboard. There are many more keys on a keyboard compared to a controller, giving you much more personalisation.

Below are the default controls for F1 22 on PC keyboard.

  • Accelerate – A
  • Brake – Z
  • Reverse Z
  • Steer Left – ,
  • Steer Right – .
  • Pause – Esc
  • Gear Up – Space
  • Gear Down – Shift
  • Clutch – Space
  • Overtake – M
  • Next Camera – C
  • Look Forward – Home
  • Look Back – End
  • Look Left – Delete
  • Look Right – PgDn
  • Replay/Flashback – X
  • DRS – F
  • Pit Limiter – F
  • Radio Commands – T
  • Multi-Function Display – Num. 0
  • Push to Talk – S
  • MFD Menu Up – Up Arrow
  • MFD Menu Down – Down Arrow
  • MFD Menu Right – Right Arrow
  • MFD Menu Left – Left Arrow

F1 22 Racing Wheel Controls

If you’re playing F1 22 on a racing wheel, you can configure your racing wheel buttons to control F1 22. Depending on which racing wheel you have, you will get more or less customisation when it comes to button mapping.

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As standard, most racing wheels will follow the format below when it comes to default button mapping in F1 22. Any controller inputs that are missing below can be mapped to any button in the controller settings.

  • Accelerate – Throttle Pedal
  • Brake – Brake Pedal
  • Steer Left – Steering Wheel Turned Left
  • Steer Right – Steering Wheel Turned Right
  • Pause – Start/Menu
  • Gear Up – Right Paddle Shifter
  • Gear Down – Left Shifter Paddle
  • Clutch – Clutch Pedal
  • Overtake – X/A
  • Next Camera – R3
  • Camera Free Look – Funky Switch (If your wheel has one)
  • Look Back – R2
  • Replay/Flashback – Select/View
  • DRS – L2
  • Pit Limiter – L2
  • Radio Commands – Square/X
  • Multi-Function Display – O/B
  • MFD Menu Control – D-Pad

How to change button mapping in F1 22

If you’re racing with a racing wheel or controller, you can easily change your button mapping. This is especially helpful if you’re using a racing wheel that has a lot of optional buttons.

F1 22 Controller Button mapping

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    The more buttons and dials that your steering wheel has, the more inputs you can map. Racing wheels such as the Fanatec F1 racing wheel have many more inputs than wheels such as the Logitech G923 for example.

    To change your button mapping in F1 22;

    1. Head over to the settings menu, then navigate to ‘Controls, Vibration and Force Feedback’.
    2. Then select the racing wheel or controller that you wish to use. Click ‘Edit mappings’.
    3. Scroll down the list to find the input that you wish to change.
    4. Click the input you wish to change, and then press the button you want to change it to.
    5. Save and leave this menu to finish button mapping.

    Changing force feedback in F1 22

    In the ‘Controls, Vibration and Force Feedback’ menu, you can also change your force feedback to further customise how your wheel feels. Your force feedback affects how your racing wheel behaves under load.

    As you ride over bumps and kerbs your racing wheel will send realistic forces through your steering wheel. You will also be able to feel the weight of your car as you turn. Force feedback helps you feel how your car is reacting on track and adjust your inputs accordingly.

    Read our complete F1 22 force feedback guide for the best force feedback settings.


    Calibrating your racing wheel

    Before heading out on track in F1 22 with your racing wheel, you should ensure it is correctly calibrated. Calibrating your racing wheel will ensure that it is working and that all inputs are correct.

    F1 22 Wheel calibration

    Calibrating your racing wheel will involve turning it as well as pressing all of your pedals. This will show you on screen that your racing wheel is behaving as it should according to the inputs you’re making.

    For example, as you turn your wheel 90 degrees left, the on-screen wheel should do the same. Formula 1 cars use a 360 degree steering lock so it’s important your racing wheel is set up to do the same.

    This means that your steering wheel should turn a full 360 degrees to get from full lock left to full lock right.

    How to calibrate a racing wheel in F1 22

    1. Open up your ‘Controls, Vibration and Force Feedback’ menu.
    2. Then click into the ‘Calibration’ menu.
    3. Next, click the correct button to start the button test (this is the select button on Xbox-compatible wheels)
    4. You will then see readouts on the right of the screen. As you press buttons you should see them flash up on the screen.
    5. Turn your wheel 180 degrees left and check the steering bar reads -100.
    6. Do the same again but to the right, and your steering should read 100.
    7. If either direction doesn’t hit 100 when turned fully, you can increase your steering saturation until it does.
    8. Check your steering deadzone on track. If your car is twitchy when driving in a straight line, increase your deadzone slightly.

    Overview

    With these controls learned, and your controller or steering wheel calibrated, you’re now ready to race in F1 22. Head out on track in a practice session and try to learn the button configuration.

    Try multiple things such as enabling DRS and changing your ERS in your MFD menu. Head into the pits and test out if your pit limiter is working correctly. Once you’re comfortable with your controller, head into a race weekend to start racing with others.


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    Article written by Rich

    Co-Founder of SimRacingSetups.com

    Rich is the co-founder, and one of the main F1 setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. With over a decade of experience as a graphic designer, marketing director, competitive sim racer and avid motorsport fan, Rich founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.

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