F1 23 Best Thrustmaster Wheel Settings: T248, T128, T818 + More

This guide runs through our optimised wheel settings for all Thrustmaster racing wheels in F1 23. We include recommended settings for the T128, T248, T818, T300RS and more.

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In this wheel settings guide, I’ll look at the optimal F1 23 wheel settings for a range of Thrustmaster racing wheels. Each Thrustmaster wheel requires different settings due to different strengths and technology inside each wheel.

Below are the best force feedback settings for the Thrustmaster T248, T128, T818, T300RS racing wheel and more.

View our updated Thrustmaster force feedback settings for F1 24. We have recommended settings for all Thrustmaster wheels, including the T248, T818 and older wheels.

How to set up a Thrustmaster wheel with F1 23

Before looking at the specific F1 23 force feedback settings for each racing wheel, I’ll first run through how to set up your Thrustmaster wheel with F1 23.

The set up process is fairly simple, and should only take a couple of minutes, but possibly a little longer on PC as you will need to update your wheels firmware. This step can be skipped if you are racing on Xbox or PlayStation.

  1. Connect your Thrustmaster wheel to your PC or console

    The first step is to connect your racing wheel to your PC or console. This requires running a USB cable from your racing wheel to your console or PC, and then connecting power to your racing wheel. Also ensure that your wheel is securely mounted to either a sim rig, wheel stand or your table or desk.

  2. (PC only) Update your Thrustmaster wheel

    If you are racing on PC, you should head over to the Thrustmaster support website and download the Control Panel. This will allow you to check that your racing wheel’s firmware is up-to-date and to change some wheel settings.

  3. Adjust your wheel settings

    Next up, you should adjust your racing wheel settings either through the wheel itself (some wheels such as the T248 have a screen on the wheel allowing you to do this). Or via the Thrustmaster Control Panel on PC. Use our recommended settings below for your wheel.

  4. Adjust your F1 23 force feedback settings

    Finally, start up F1 23 and head over to the control settings. Here you can calibrate your wheel, change your button mapping and input our recommended force feedback settings below.


Thrustmaster T248 F1 23 settings

Once you have completed the set up steps above, you can jump in to F1 23 and start updating your wheel settings. I’m going to start by looking at the Thrustmaster T248 F1 23 settings, as this is one of the most recent and most popular Thrustmaster racing wheels.

The Thrustmaster T248 is compatible with both Xbox and PlayStation as well as PC. Just ensure you have the right version of the T248, as there are two versions which look almost identical, one for the Xbox and one for the PlayStation. The only real difference is the buttons on the front of the wheel. Each will have a console specific button on the front of the wheel.

Thrustmaster wheel settings:

These three settings should be adjusted on your Thrustmaster T248 using the built in screen.

  • ROT – Auto
  • FORCE – 4
  • FFB – 1

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings:

If you are racing on PC, these Control Panel settings should be adjusted before starting F1 23. This step can be skipped if racing on Xbox or PS5.

  • Rotation – 900°
  • Overall Strength of all forces – 70%
  • Constant – 100%
  • Periodic – 100%
  • Spring – 100%
  • Damper – 100%
  • BOOST – Off
  • Auto-Center – by the game

F1 23 in-game settings:

These are the settings which should be mirrored in F1 23 in the controls and force feedback section of the options menu.

  • Vibration & FFB – On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength – 88
  • On Track Effects – 30
  • Rumble Strip Effects – 40
  • Off Track Effects – 25
  • Wheel Damper – 10
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 & F2) – 360°
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) – 720°

Thrustmaster T128 F1 23 settings

The Thrustmaster T128 is a slightly newer racing wheel than the T248, and it sits just underneath it in terms of performance. It isn’t as strong or as premium as the T248, giving those looking for a budget racing wheel a great cheap wheel to try out F1 23 with.

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings:

  • Rotation – 900°
  • Overall Strength of all forces – 95%
  • Constant – 100%
  • Periodic – 100%
  • Spring – 100%
  • Damper – 100%
  • BOOST – Off
  • Auto-Center – by the game

F1 23 in-game settings:

  • Vibration & FFB – On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength – 98
  • On Track Effects – 40
  • Rumble Strip Effects – 40
  • Off Track Effects – 25
  • Wheel Damper – 20
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 & F2) – 360°
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) – 720°

Thrustmaster T818 F1 23 settings

Thrustmaster’s newest racing wheel is the T818, and it is the company’s first-ever direct drive racing wheel. This means it is the most powerful racing wheel that Thrustmaster sell, and is the most premium option for those looking to race F1 23 with a direct drive Thrustmaster wheel.

Currently, the Thrustmaster T818 is only compatible with F1 23 on PlayStation and PC.

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings:

  • Master Gain – 100%
  • Damper – 0%
  • Mode – Sport

F1 23 in-game settings:

  • Vibration & FFB – On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength – 70
  • On Track Effects – 20
  • Rumble Strip Effects – 40
  • Off Track Effects – 15
  • Wheel Damper – 0
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 & F2) – 360°
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) – 720°

Thrustmaster TX / T300RS F1 23 settings

Both the Thrustmaster TX and T300RS were the company’s mid-range racing wheels for years. The Thrustmaster TX is compatible with Xbox and PC, while the T300RS is the same racing wheel internally but compatible with PlayStation and PC.

These racing wheels are both still available to buy today and are both very capable, although the T248 has taken over from them with a more modern design and feature set. Both the Thrustmaster TX and T300RS are supported in F1 23, and perform well using the settings below.

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings:

  • Rotation – 900°
  • Overall Strength of all forces – 75%
  • Constant – 100%
  • Periodic – 100%
  • Spring – 100%
  • Damper – 100%
  • BOOST – Off
  • Auto-Center – by the game

F1 23 in-game settings:

  • Vibration & FFB – On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength – 90
  • On Track Effects – 35
  • Rumble Strip Effects – 40
  • Off Track Effects – 25
  • Wheel Damper – 10
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 & F2) – 360°
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) – 720°

Thrustmaster TMX / T150 F1 23 settings

While the TX and T300RS racing wheels were Thrustmaster’s mid-range wheel, both the TMX and T150 sat underneath these products as Thrustmaster’s budget racing wheels. Much like the TX and T300RS, the TMX is Xbox and PC compatible only, and the T150 is designed to be PlayStation and PC compatible.

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings:

  • Rotation – 900°
  • Overall Strength of all forces – 100%
  • Constant – 100%
  • Periodic – 100%
  • Spring – 100%
  • Damper – 100%
  • BOOST – Off
  • Auto-Center – by the game

F1 23 in-game settings:

  • Vibration & FFB – On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength – 100
  • On Track Effects – 40
  • Rumble Strip Effects – 45
  • Off Track Effects – 25
  • Wheel Damper – 18
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 & F2) – 360°
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) – 720°

Thrustmaster TS-PC / TS-XW / T-GT II F1 23 settings

If you are looking for more performance than the T300RS and TX racing wheels, you have the option of the TS-PC, TS-XW and T-GT II. Each of these racing wheels packs a very similar level of performance as each other, but are more powerful and more premium racing wheels compared to the T300RS and TX.

Much like all other Thrustmaster racing wheels, each of these wheels is compatible with a specific console only. The TS-PC is a PC compatible wheel, the TS-XW is Xbox and PC compatible, and the T-GT II is PS5 and PC compatible.

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings:

  • Rotation – 900°
  • Overall Strength of all forces – 70%
  • Constant – 100%
  • Periodic – 100%
  • Spring – 100%
  • Damper – 100%
  • BOOST – Off
  • Auto-Center – by the game

F1 23 in-game settings:

  • Vibration & FFB – On
  • Vibration & FFB Strength – 85
  • On Track Effects – 30
  • Rumble Strip Effects – 30
  • Off Track Effects – 20
  • Wheel Damper – 5
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (F1 & F2) – 360°
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation (Supercars) – 720°

How to change wheel settings in F1 23

Changing your wheel settings in F1 23 is a relatively simple process. The wheel settings menu can be accessed from the main menus or while on track.

After editing the wheel settings in F1 23, you should always save your changes to a new profile or update your old profile to make the settings easy to load up and change again if required. You’ll be prompted by the game to save your settings after making any changes.

  • Step 1 – Either in the main menu or while the game is paused, navigate to the game options menu.
  • Step 2 – Select the controls, vibration and force feedback sub menu.
  • Step 3 – You’ll be asked to choose a preset or a custom profile. Your wheel should be recognised by the game and have a preset already.
  • Step 4 – Head to the calibration settings and perform a button test and then calibrate your wheel.
  • Step 5 – Select vibration and force feedback, and input the recommended settings above.
  • Step 6 – The final step is to adjust your button mapping if you would like your buttons to control different inputs in-game.

Thrustmaster Control Panel settings explained

The Thrustmaster Control Panel is the free piece of software that is included for Thrustmaster racing wheels on PC. This software allows you to update your racing wheel’s firmware, it ensures that your wheel is recognised by games on PC, and can be used to customise some wheel settings.

If you are racing on PS5 or Xbox, there is nothing stopping you from temporarily connecting your racing wheel to your PC to access the Control Panel. However, this isn’t required, as all of the correct console-compatible firmware is already pre-installed on your racing wheel. So it is perfectly safe to skip the Control Panel steps when configuring your racing wheel with F1 23.

Below is a brief explanation of all of the Thrustmaster Control Panel settings and how they affect your racing wheel in F1 23.

Overall strength of all forces
The overall strength of forces does exactly what it says on the tin. It controls the overall force feedback strength of your wheel. Higher settings will provide stronger force feedback, while lowering this will reduce the strength of your wheel.

Constant
The constant setting serves to keep constant forces the same. This is evident when cornering. If the g forces around a long corner are consistent throughout the corner, this setting ensures that your force feedback remains consistent throughout the corner and doesn’t spike at any point.

Periodic
This setting should be left at 100% in most cases and affects how periodic forces merge together.

Spring
The spring will change how hard the steering wheel tries to return to the center as you apply turning force. This will change the resistance felt the further you turn the steering wheel.

Damper
The damper setting will simulate resistance due to friction between your tyres and the track surface. Higher settings will make your steering wheel feel heavier and change how it feels at different speeds.

Auto-center settings
This setting will change the auto-centering effect but should often be left at default.


Thrustmaster console compatibility

Below is a quick table showing the most popular Thrustmaster racing wheels and each wheel’s compatibility with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.


F1 23 force feedback settings explained

Below is a quick explanation of each force feedback setting in F1 23 and how each one affects your racing wheel.

Vibration & Force Feedback Strength

This setting acts as a global strength controller in F1 23. Higher settings will increase the overall strength of the force feedback felt across all other settings. Lower settings will reduce the strength of your wheel.

On Track Effects

On track effects will change the force feedback felt as your car interacts with the track surface. Higher settings will make small details such as track surface changes more recognisable and prominent. Too high though, and it can cloud the overall force feedback.

Rumble Strip Effects & Off Track Effects

These two settings will change how much both the kerbs and off track areas affect your force feedback. Higher settings will cause more vibration and force feedback when driving over these areas.

Wheel Damper

The wheel damper simulates tyre and track friction and will cause your racing wheel to feel heavier in certain scenarios.


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