F1 22 USA Car Setup – Best Race Setup

Austin, Texas marks the second time you'll visit the USA in F1 22. It's a fun track made up of corners inspired by the best corners from other tracks. Here is the best USA car setup for F1 22.

F1 22 USA Car Setup
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F1 22 Circuit of the Americas Setup

Heading to the Circuit of the Americas will have you going to the USA for the second time in F1 22. It is hard to decide which track I like more out of both of the American circuits, with Miami being incredibly fun to drive.

I have always loved the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. It features a range of corners that have been heavily inspired by the best corners from various tracks around the world.

Turns 3 through to 9 are heavily inspired by the Maggotts, Becketts and Chapel complex from Silverstone. Turn 15 is almost a direct copy of the tricky turn 10 from Bahrain. And the multiple apex turn 16, 17 and 18 are inspired by a similar corner at Istanbul Park in Turkey.


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Aerodynamics

But let’s look at the setup, starting with the aero. I’ve set up the front wing at just 17, with the rear wing at 27. It is ever so important to concentrate on rear stability around COTA.

It is vital that your rear doesn’t step out on you with all of the quick direction changes, and that is exactly what I have targeted with this approach.


Transmission

For your transmission, I’ve focused on traction. An on-throttle diff of 62 will give you the best opportunity to not break traction when accelerating out of the slower turns that make up the second and third sectors.

Then an off-throttle diff of just 50 will give you a good boost to turn in at slower speeds.


Suspension Geometry

The suspension geometry focuses on minimising drag. Go for -2.5 front camber and -1.6 rear camber. Then lower your front and rear toe right down to 0.05 and 0.2, for the best straight-line speed. The straight after turn 11 is the best opportunity for overtaking and is incredibly long, so maximising straight-line speed is key.


Suspension Setup

The suspension setup is pretty average by F1 22 standards. A stiff front suspension and anti-roll bar of 8 will aid responsiveness. And a soft rear suspension and ARB of just 1 will help keep the rear in control.

Then a ride height of 3 and 4 is perfect for COTA.


Brakes

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


Tyre Setup

For the tyre setup, I’ve set up the front tyres at 24.3 for added responsiveness on the initial corner entry. And 21.8 on both rears which should help them last through a race stint as well as helping find and maintain traction under acceleration.

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

I could go on for a long time about how much I enjoy racing this track, as it’s a bit of an oddball circuit. Look at it much like Frankenstein’s monster but in a good way. When you take some of the best corners from around the world and put them together, you’re going to get a pretty good circuit.

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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