F1 22 Japan Car Setup – Best Race Setup

Suzuka in Japan is a classic F1 circuit, and one that is extremely flowing. The long sweeping corners really test your car in F1 22. Here is the optimal race setup for Suzuka in F1 22.

F1 22 Japan Car Setup

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F1 22 Suzuka Setup

Suzuka is extremely fun to race on in F1 22. It is characterised by long sweeping corners, that flow one to the other. If you get your racing line wrong on the entry to some of the turns around Suzuka, it can affect you for a good few corners.

It’s a track that doesn’t have too many overtaking zones with the final chicane being the most common overtaking spot. Instead, it really tests your car’s balance.


Japan Car Setup video


Aerodynamics

For the aero setup, I’ve kept things relatively balanced, with an emphasis on the rear aero. Your rear aerodynamics are typically higher at most tracks in F1 22, as you can get away with running less front wing by compensating in other parts of your setup.

I’ve gone for 28 at the front and 34 at the rear for this setup. This will ensure your car is extremely balanced when accelerating through the sweeping turns.


Transmission

I’ve kept the on-throttle differential low at just 60. Corners such as the hairpin and final chicane will ask a lot from your rear tyres. You will need a lot of traction, as both of these corners lead directly onto long straights. This setup approach will allow you to maximise your traction in these parts of the track.

For the off-throttle diff, I’ve kept it at 55 which is designed to mitigate some of the lack of front downforce at lower speeds.


Suspension Geometry

The suspension geometry is pretty balanced. I’ve gone for a front camber of -2.9, a rear camber of -1.3, a front toe of 0.06 and a rear toe of 0.23. This will promote both stability throughout the lap as well as giving you an extra boost of straight-line speed due to the lack of drag from the tyres.


Suspension Setup

For the suspension, I’ve gone stiff at the front with 8 on both suspension and anti-roll bar. Then for the rear suspension and ARB, I’ve kept it soft at just 2. This will keep the front of the car alive and responsive.

For the ride height, we can’t go too low at Suzuka, go for just 4 at the front and 5 at the rear.


Brakes

I’ve set the brake pressure to 100% as per normal, and the brake bias to 50%.


Tyre Setup

For the tyres, I’ve gone for pressures of 24.3 on both fronts, and 22.0 on both rear tyres. Typically, Suzuka punishes the front tyres due to the long sustained corners, however, with this setup you shouldn’t overheat your tyres too much, allowing them to last through the race.

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

This setup approach is designed to give you a car that is very well-balanced. You shouldn’t encounter any real issues maintaining speed through the winding esses in the first sector. And you should be able to get good traction when accelerating out of the slower corners of turns 11 and 17.

Just be a little careful when coming through turns 17 and 18, as you can still lose the rear of your car due to the bump in the middle of turn 18!

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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