F1 23: Best MOZA Wheel Settings: R5, R9, R16 + R21

Here are the best force feedback settings for all MOZA Racing wheels in F1 23. This guide includes our recommended Pit House settings and in-game F1 23 force feedback settings.

Discover the best free F1 24 car setups for all tracks, including race and time trial setups.
F1 23 MOZA Wheel force feedback settings

Disclaimer: Some of the links on this page may be affiliate links. We earn a commission from any sale after clicking an affiliate link. Find out more.

Get the latest sim racing guides and car setups each week by subscribing to our newsletter.

In this guide, I’m going to look at exactly how to set up any MOZA Racing wheel with F1 23 and get your force feedback feeling as good as possible. I’m going to be using the MOZA R9 for this guide, but I’ll talk about the ideal settings for all MOZA wheels including the less powerful R5, and more powerful R21.

These settings will ensure you are getting the best force feedback through your MOZA wheel when playing F1 23.

Setting up your MOZA racing wheel in F1 23

The first thing you should do before even starting F1 23, is ensure you have connected and set up your MOZA racing wheel correctly. These quick steps will make sure you don’t run into any silly issues such as your wheel not being recognised in game.

  1. Connect your MOZA racing wheel to your PC

    The first thing to do is connect your MOZA wheel to your PC via the USB cable. You should also connect your pedals as well, and make sure your steering wheel is mounted to your wheel base. Then power everything on.

  2. Download Pit House

    The second step is to download MOZA’s Pit House software. This can be found on MOZA’s website in the downloads section. Once downloaded, run through the installation of Pit House.

  3. Update firmware

    With Pit House up and running and your wheel connected, you should be prompted to run through the first time set up. This involves Pit House downloading the latest firmware and updating your wheel and pedals.

    If you are a long time MOZA user, you can check the latest firmware in the Pit House settings to ensure everything is up to date.

  4. Configure Pit House with F1 23

    Once the firmware is sorted, find the F1 23 game logo in the right hand side of Pit House and hit configure. This will configure your wheel to work in F1 23. If the auto config isn’t working, you can select the option which reads “set the startup path”. Navigate to the F1 23.exe file on your PC and select it and this will manually configure the game.

  5. Enter the recommended Pit House settings

    Then, before you start F1 23, enter our recommended Pit House settings. This will set up your wheel to perform at its best in F1 23.

  6. Update F1 23 wheel settings

    Finally, start-up F1 23 and head into the controller settings. Ensure your wheel is working by performing the button test in the calibration menu, and then input our recommended in-game force feedback settings.


MOZA R5 F1 23 settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R5
Compatibility – PC
Price – £299/$299
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

F1 23 Settings:

The settings below are to be applied in F1 23’s settings.

  • Vibration & FFB: On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength: 95
  • On Track Effects: 45
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 35
  • Off Track Effects: 30
  • Wheel Damper: 25
  • Wheel rotation: 360°

MOZA R9 F1 23 settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R9
Compatibility – PC
Price – £409/$439
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

F1 23 Settings:

The settings below are to be applied in F1 23’s settings.

  • Vibration & FFB: On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength: 95
  • On Track Effects: 40
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 35
  • Off Track Effects: 30
  • Wheel Damper: 20
  • Wheel rotation: 360°

MOZA R16 F1 23 settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R16
Compatibility – PC
Price – £799/$799
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

F1 23 Settings:

The settings below are to be applied in F1 23’s settings.

  • Vibration & FFB: On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength: 70
  • On Track Effects: 25
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 30
  • Off Track Effects: 20
  • Wheel Damper: 0
  • Wheel rotation: 360°

MOZA R21 F1 23 settings

Racing Wheel – MOZA R21
Compatibility – PC
Price – £999/$999
Where to buyBuy from MOZA

F1 23 Settings:

The settings below are to be applied in F1 23’s settings.

  • Vibration & FFB: On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength: 60
  • On Track Effects: 20
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 25
  • Off Track Effects: 20
  • Wheel Damper: 0
  • Wheel rotation: 360°

Recommended MOZA Pit House settings

So let’s now take a look at our recommended Pit House settings for F1 23. There are a lot of settings in MOZA Pit House, so I’m going to run through each one and show you what I’d recommend and give a brief overview of what each setting does.

Basic settings

Maximum steering angle – 360

Starting in the basic settings, you have the maximum steering angle which should be set to 360° for F1 23. This is simply the maximum rotation of your steering wheel.

Road sensitivity – 9

The road sensitivity will control how much of the fine road surface details you’ll feel in F1 23. I have this set to 9 which is just below the max. You’ll want this setting high with all MOZA wheels otherwise the road will feel silky smooth.

Game force feedback intensity 100%

The force feedback intensity is the overall controller of the strength of force feedback coming from F1 23. Keep this set to 100% to allow F1 23 to send all force feedback data to your wheel.

Maximum wheel speed – 50%

The maximum wheel speed setting controls how fast your steering wheel can spin or return to center. Setting this to around 50% is ideal for F1 23.

Wheel spring strength – 0%

The spring strength is an artificial return to center which is designed for games that don’t include this. Set it to zero for F1 23.

Wheel damper – 45%

Your wheel damper will smooth out some of the raw force feedback to make things feel a bit smoother. You will want some damping otherwise your steering wheel will feel like it’s shaking all the time. Set this to 45% for F1 23.

Advanced settings

Maximum output torque limit – 100%

The maximum output torque limit can cap your wheel’s max torque. Useful for really strong wheels such as the R21, but I would really leave it at 100% for all MOZA wheels.

Hands off protection and steering wheel inertia – On + 2800

The hands off protection is a safety feature that detects when you let go of the steering wheel and it will stop it from spinning. The steering wheel inertia sets the speed at which the wheel base detects you no longer have control of the steering wheel. Set this to 2800 for F1 23.

Natural inertia – 200%

The natural inertia setting acts similarly to your wheel damper in the basic settings but focuses more on the inertia of your car in game. I like this setting at 200% for F1 23.

Wheel friction – 30%

The wheel friction setting simulates friction in the wheel itself, with lower settings making your steering wheel more lively. Set this to 30%.

Speed-dependent damping – 65%

Speed-dependent damping will adjust the damping of your racing wheel dependent on your car’s speed. The faster you travel, the more damping is applied. This will make the wheel feel harder to rotate at high speed, and prevent small vibrations when travelling at high speed in F1 23. Go for about 65% here.

Start point of speed-dependent damping – 200km/h

The start point of the speed-dependent damping sets the speed you need to be travelling for the damping to kick in. I have this set to 200km/h as you’ll often be exceeding this while accelerating down long straights.

FFB effect equaliser

The FFB effect equaliser gives you the opportunity to fine tune your force feedback at specific frequencies. This fine control lets you boost certain sensations while dulling others.

If you don’t like a specific vibration at a certain frequency or want to boost individual effects, here is a great place to do it.

I’ve gone for the following settings which work well in F1 23;

  • 10Hz – 80%
  • 15Hz – 120%
  • 25Hz – 170%
  • 40Hz – 180%
  • 50Hz – 160%

Base FFB curve

You can further fine-tune your force feedback by adjusting the output curve. This can boost the force feedback at different points of the output curve.

To be honest, I have gotten the force feedback feeling pretty good with the basic and advanced settings, so I generally leave the FFB curve set to default.

Miscellaneous

Finally, there is another tab titled miscellaneous. This is where you can control your soft limit strength and a few other settings. The only thing I really do in this tab is turn down my soft limit stiffness to 1 and set the soft limit strength to middle.

This is really down to personal preference and relates to how hard you like the soft limit to be at the end of the wheel travel.

And that rounds out the Pit house settings. Once these are inputted, you can save a preset so you can load it again later, which I’d recommend doing.

To make things easy, I’ll leave a link below for this preset, so you can quickly import it into your version of Pit House.

Download our F1 23 MOZA Pit House preset here.


F1 23 in-game force feedback settings explained

Next, I’m going to boot up F1 23 and run through the force feedback settings to really further optimise how the force feedback feels. It is definitely worth changing the settings in both Pit House and F1 23 to really ensure you are getting the optimal experience.

Before inputting these settings, I’d recommend running through the button test in the calibration settings. This will ensure that the inputs are being correctly recognised.

Then once everything is definitely working, jump into the vibration and force feedback settings.

Vibration & Force Feedback Strength

The first setting is the overall strength setting, which you should change dependent on which MOZA wheel you’re using. If you are using an R5 or R9 wheel base I’d recommend setting this to 95%.

I like to keep it away from 100% just to ensure we aren’t running into any clipping issues. This is where the game force feedback is hitting the maximum performance of your wheel which is called clipping.

For the R16 wheel base I have this set to 70% and for the R21 I opt for 60% here.

On Track Effects

Then the on track effects, along with the rumble strip and off track effects all control the strength of individual surfaces around a track.

Increasing any of them boosts the force feedback in that particular area.

I’d recommend setting the on track effects to 40. This allows you to get a good feel of the track surface without overwhelming your force feedback.

Rumble Strip & Off Track Effects

The rumble strip and off track effects are much more down to personal preference. I like these both a bit lower than my on track effects, as it makes it easier to control the car when I do venture a little too far off track.

Wheel Damper

The wheel damper setting in F1 23 works very similarly to how it works in the Pit House software. It smooths out some force feedback and adds some weight to your steering wheel.

Again, this is very much personal preference but I like to set it pretty low for most direct drive wheels including the R9. I’ve gone for 20 which adds some weight but doesn’t make the steering wheel feel too sticky.

If you are using an R5 I’d recommend increasing this to 25-30. And if you’re using a more powerful MOZA wheel such as the R16 or R21, I’d lower it right down to 0.


Overview

All that is left is to head out on track, and test out the settings. Personally, I think this combination of F1 23 and Pit House settings are perfect for this years game. And they really allow the force feedback to do its thing, and in some areas feel better than it did in last years game.


Grab Your Sim Racing Gear Here

You can use the links below to shop for your favourite sim racing products, or for any products that we may have recommended. These links are affiliate links, and will earn us a small commission, with no additional cost for you.

Author Profile Picture

Article written by Rich

Co-Founder of SimRacingSetups.com

Rich is the co-founder, and one of the main F1 setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. With over a decade of experience as a graphic designer, marketing director, competitive sim racer and avid motorsport fan, Rich founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.

Disclaimer: Some of the links on this page may be affiliate links. We may earn commission from any sale after clicking a link. Read our affiliate policy.