F1 22 Spain Car Setup – Best Race Setup
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a track that all Formula 1 fans know well as it was home to pre-season testing for a long time. In F1 22 the track has been tweaked, and here is the best car setup for the updated Spanish track.
F1 22 Spain Setup
Spain is an incredibly flowing circuit with a wide range of corner types. And in F1 22, some of the corners have been reprofiled and changed. The slow turn 10 and 11 have been updated to become more flowing.
This update improves the flow of the final sector allowing you to take this corner sequence at a higher speed. Although the tricky and awkward chicane of turns 13, 14 and 15 still remains and somewhat ruins the flow of the lap.
But let’s take a look at the Spanish car setup for F1 22, and see what makes a good lap around this track.
Spain Car Setup Video
Starting off with the aerodynamic setup, Spain features a wide range of medium-speed corners. A fair few of these are longer sweeping turns that require an incredibly stable rear end.
You’ll often find yourself accelerating through these corners while you’re still applying steering input so we’ll need to ensure the rear end doesn’t oversteer through turns.
Go with 27 on the front wing and 37 on the rear. This will be enough downforce to allow you to take all corners with good speed. If you want a little more straight-line speed, you can lower this down to around 23-33. But be prepared for a little less downforce through the corners.
Because of the long sweeping corners, we can run the on-throttle differential towards the higher side. I’ve still only gone for 78 for the on-throttle diff due to the slow and tricky final chicane. Getting the power down out of the last sector and onto the long straight is crucial to set up some overtaking moves.
The off-throttle diff follows our usual approach and is set to just 55.
For the suspension geometry, this follows the same approach as a lot of other car setups in F1 22. However, I have also moved the rear camber further right and kept a little front and rear toe in the car.
Go for -2.8 front camber, -1.3 rear camber, then 0.06 and 0.26 for the front and rear toe.
To achieve the most responsive car in F1 22, the approach is currently to create a stiff front end and a soft rear. This allows the rear of the car to adapt to the track and stay planted giving you good traction.
Go for 9 on both front suspension and anti-roll bars. Then go for just 1 on both rear suspension and ARB.
For the ride height, Spain is pretty smooth allowing us to run low at just 3 and 4.
For the brakes, go for a setup of 100% brake pressure and 50% brake bias for the best braking performance.
And for the tyres, I’ve gone relatively balanced here, with slightly higher rear tyre pressures for a little extra responsiveness. Remember, these values may differ from those available to you, as they seem to be slightly different on different platforms.
If you can’t set the same value as I have here, choose the closest value you can.
I’ve setup the tyre pressures at 23.5 for the front tyres, and 21.8 for the rears.
This setup will create a very balanced car around Spain. The higher downforce that I’ve gone for will give you the best ultimate lap time. However, if you’re struggling with straight-line speed, you can lower the aero levels as I mentioned earlier. This will allow you to be faster on the straights and slightly slower through the corners.
Let me know how you get on with this new track and this car setup in the comments below.
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