F1 22 Netherlands Car Setup – Best Race Setup

Zandvoort in the Netherlands is a great example of a classic circuit that has been updated for modern Formula 1. It is fast and flowing and requires a solid setup. Here is our best car setup for Zandvoort in F1 22.

F1 22 Zandvoort Car Setup

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F1 22 Zandvoort Setup

Zandvoort is fast, flowing and presents a real challenge, both when driving and creating a car setup. It features some extremely technical sectors, with the turn 7, 8, 9 and 10 section being extremely tricky.

There are also parts of the track which are pretty narrow ensuring you are as precise as you can be with your car positioning. And there are also some funky racing lines needed to pull of the fastest lap times, especially through turns 2 and 3, where the fastest line has you running extremely high and wide.


Zandvoort Car Setup video


Aerodynamics

Typically, with this sort of track, you would want a high downforce setup approach. However, the pit straight is long enough for overtakes to happen, meaning a high downforce setup would ensure you struggle to be competitive during the race.

For this reason, I’ve set the front wing angle to 27 and the rear wing angle to 35. This is pretty lean and low downforce by Zandvoort standards, and is designed to mainly ensure you don’t get eaten alive on the long straight.


Transmission

As there are a bunch of slower corners here, I have set the on-throttle differential all the way down at just 62. This will give you the best chance of finding traction when accelerating out of slow corners such as turns 1, 3 and 12. Turn 9 can also be hard to find traction as you’ll have to start accelerating while still applying a lot of steering input.

For the off-throttle diff, I’ve gone with 55 which allows the car to rotate a little better and is quickly becoming the norm with F1 22 setups.


Suspension Geometry

The suspension geometry is a little different from many of my previous setups, as it is focused much more on the sheer number of curves around Zandvoort. Go for a front camber of -2.7 and a rear camber of -1.4.

Then you will want some toe in the setup to help with responsiveness as drag isn’t as much of an issue here. Go for 0.07 at the front and 0.32 at the rear.


Suspension Setup

For the suspension setup, I’ve gone with a stiff front end for a bit more willingness when turning. Go for 8 on the front suspension and 7 on the front ARB. Then I’ve softened the rear completely with just 1 on the rear suspension, and 3 on the rear anti-roll bar.

For the ride height, go with 3 and 5. This is a touch higher than some setups but is designed to work with the bumps and kerbs around this track.


Brakes

I’ve taken the usual approach of 100% brake pressure and 50% brake bias for the brakes.


Tyre Setup

I’ve lowered the tyre pressures at the rear while keeping the front pressures balanced. Go with 23.8 on your front tyres and 21.3 on both rears. This will help a little more with traction at slow speed, as well as keeping one eye focused on tyre wear throughout a 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

Overall, this is a tricky circuit to learn and even trickier to master. It requires a lot of patience on the throttle, and bravery into the corners, as many turns are slightly blind when turning in.

This setup will help you with consistency while ensuring that when you do master the track, you’ll be able to challenge the other cars around you.

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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