F1 22 Italy Car Setup – Best Race Setup

Monza in Italy marks the end of the European races in the F1 22 calendar. It's a track which is extremely fast requiring one of the lowest aero setups of the season. Here is our best Monza car setup for F1 22.

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F1 22 Italy Car Setup

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F1 22 Monza Setup

While Monza may no longer be the fastest track in F1 22, a title that was taken by Jeddah. It is still an incredibly fast circuit that requires the lowest aerodynamic setup of the year. There are multiple places to overtake despite there only really being 5 different corner complexes.

Most of the corners are medium to high speed, with the first and second chicanes being the exception to this. Turns 1 and 2, and 4 and 5 will have you braking right down to under 70mph. Which while fast when driving on the road, is extremely slow for a Formula 1 car.


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Aerodynamics

But starting with the aerodynamic setup for Monza. I have gone incredibly low with just 1 on the front wing and 4 on the rear wing. Monza is all about one thing really, and that is straight-line speed. Without it, you will have a horrible race and be unable to overtake anyone.

This really low downforce setup really focuses on those long straights, however, it won’t really hurt you too much through the corners. As we can tailor a lot of the other parts of the setup to make the corners as easy to drive as possible.


Transmission

For the transmission, you would ideally want a high on-throttle differential for most of the lap. However, this will make accelerating out of turn 2 incredibly difficult. It is such a slow and tight corner, that finding traction is very hard, yet vitally important to carry speed into Curva Grande.

For that reason alone, I’ve lowered the on-throttle diff right down to 60 to help you find the most traction possible.


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For the off-throttle diff, I’ve gone with just 52. This will help mitigate some of the lack of front downforce at slower speeds.


Suspension Geometry

The suspension geometry is pretty standardised, with a heavy focus on straight-line speed.

Go with a front camber setup of -2.5 with a rear camber setup of -1.7. Then lower your toe right down to 0.05 at the front, and 0.2 at the rear. This will produce the least amount of drag possible, maximising your straight-line speed.


Suspension Setup

I’ve gone relatively soft for the suspension, as you will be climbing all over kerbs around Monza in F1 22. A setup of front suspension and anti roll bars set to 5, and the rear suspension and ARB set to just 1 is optimal.

For the ride height, I’ve gone as low as I can to help both downforce and top speed, without producing an uncomfortable ride. Go with 3 at the front and 4 at the rear.


Brakes

I’ve set the brake pressure to 100% as per normal, but I’ve changed the brake bias to 52%. A more frontward-focused brake bias will help reduce your stopping distance, which is vital in to turn 1.


Tyre Setup

For the tyre setup, go with higher front pressures of 24.3 and lower rear pressures of 21.5. The lower rear pressure will help a little more with traction from low speed.

If your tyre setup values are different to these, try to set the closest values you can to my setup as they seem to be different across different console platforms.

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Overview

And that will round out our Italian F1 22 car setup. This will give you all of the tools to have a competitive Italian Grand Prix. You will be incredibly fast in a straight line with that being the main focus. But I’ve also created a more compliant car when accelerating at low speeds, which is often the main challenge around Monza.

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


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Article written by Rich

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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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