F1 23 Australia Car Setup: Best Race Setup

Here is our recommended F1 23 Melbourne car setup for Australia. This setup is designed to ensure your car is fast and stable throughout a race with good tyre wear.

F1 23 Australia Car Setup

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The next track on the F1 23 calendar after Jeddah is Australia. And this is an extremely fun circuit to drive. It has been a staple on the F1 calendar for years but saw a relatively big change to the layout last year.

The track remains fast, with a good number of medium to high-speed corners and long straights that make for great overtaking in F1 23.

My previous car setup for Jeddah was without a doubt one of my best with extremely high performance, but this car setup makes racing around Australia throughout a full race immensely fun and enjoyable.

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Aerodynamic setup

The removal of the chicane along the back straight made the Australian track much faster, putting much more emphasis on a lower downforce aerodynamic setup.

Before this chicane was removed, you used to be able to run higher downforce, although in F1 23, you’ll want the downforce levels around the middle ground.

I’ve set the front wing aero to 30 and lowered the rear wing aero to 26. This is about as high as you’d ever want to run, unless you’re going for a time trial setup, which this isn’t.

If you are towards the back of the pack, you may want to lower the aero levels one or two points more to make overtaking just a little easier.


Transmission setup

The differential setup around Australia in F1 23 is tricky. There are many corners that would benefit from higher on throttle diff settings. Although the slower corners really require a low on throttle diff setup.

Turns 13 and 14 in particular, the last two corners on the track really test your ability to lay down the power without spinning your rear wheels.


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To counter this, and make it easier to maintain traction, I’ve opted for an on throttle diff setup of 53% and an off throttle diff setup of 52%.


Suspension Geometry

The suspension geometry setup around Melbourne is relatively standard with a couple of minor adjustments. I’ve gone for -2.6° on the front camber and -1.00° on the rear.

Then I’ve opted for a front toe-out setup of 0.03° and rear toe-in of 0.12°. Melbourne is relatively low to average on the amount of punishment your tyres receive, so this setup can be more catered towards performance rather than preserving tyre life.


Suspension setup

The suspension setup is on the softer side compared to some others. This will allow you to attack corners with higher kerbs, which tends to be quite a lot of the corners around Melbourne.

Set your front suspension to 23 and rear suspension to just 3. And then set your anti-roll bars to 6 and 1. Finally, set the ride height to 34 and 37. Any lower than this and riding over the kerbs around this track will become a little bit dicey.


Brake setup

The brake setup is standard at 100% brake pressure and 55% brake bias. When in doubt run this setup at most tracks.

I have seen some setups running 50% brake bias like in F1 22. And this approach can work for time trial, but in a realistic race scenario, a 50% brake bias will almost always spin your car during heavier braking zones.


Tyre setup

Finally, the tyre pressures for our Melbourne setup are pretty individualised. I’ve tailored each tyre pressure to really try to ensure the tyres wear evenly without affecting performance.

Set the front right tyre pressure to 22.6psi, and the front left to 22.7psi. Then set the rear right pressure to just 20.1psi and rear left to 20.3psi.

This low tyre pressure approach will ensure you maintain good traction around the slower corners, and help rear tyre life. When testing this setup in a longer distance race, I could easily pit later than the AI around me.


Overview

And that rounds out our Australian car setup for F1 23. This setup gives you a really stable car with no inherent weaknesses. It’s fast along the straights and that long back curve, and stable through all of the corners. Plus tyre wear is great using this setup.

If you enjoy this setup as much as I do let me know in the comments below.

Time to head out on track and test out this Melbourne car setup, and I’ll see you on track.


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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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