F1 23 Imola Car Setup: Best Race Setup

Here is our recommended F1 23 car setup for Imola. Imola is a classic circuit that features a fast and unusual track layout. There are tricky corners, but with this car setup, you can race with confidence.

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F1 23 Setup Imola

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Imola is one of the classic circuits in F1 23, and its a track that features a really fast and intense layout. There are a combination of fast and technical corners, with the tricky turns 11 and 12 really testing a driver’s skill.

Any Imola car setup has to result in a car which is stable through direction changes and light on its toes. This approach will reward a driver with a fast and nimble car that will perform well during a race.

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Aerodynamic setup

Despite featuring fast corner sequences, we don’t need to run an extremely low aero setup around Imola. There aren’t too many long straights like you’ll find at other low downforce tracks such as Monza and Spa. And this means that we can set our aero setup on the higher side.

I’ve gone for a front wing setup of 30 and a rear wing setup of 28. This provides a good amount of responsiveness which is required when you throw your car left and right through the fast chicanes.


Transmission setup

For the transmission setup, we will follow the general rule of all F1 23 setups with a low on and off throttle diff setup. Go for 57% on the on throttle diff and 51% for the off throttle diff setup.

Setting the on throttle diff higher than our normal 55% allows the rear wheels to push you through the faster corners, maintaining a higher minimum corner speed. But it is still low enough to provide good traction out of the slower corners such as turns 7 and 15.


Suspension Geometry

Our suspension geometry setup for Imola is very normal of any F1 23 setup with camber to the far right and toe to the far left. Although I haven’t set the geometry to the very extremes.

Instead go with -2.7 and -1 for the camber and 0.02 and 0.13 for the toe. We can get away with this approach as we don’t need to worry too much about minimising drag from our toe setup. So we can increase both toe values a little for added responsiveness and stability.


Suspension setup

Go with 24 on the front suspension and 7 on the rear. Then go for 8 on the front anti-roll bar and 2 on the rear. This is a pretty normal setup for F1 23 and keeps the car on its toes yet still soft enough to handle the kerbs throughout a lap.

For the ride height, we can run a little lower around Imola than at some tracks. Go for 33 on the front and 36 on the rear.


Brake setup

I have set the brake pressure to 100% and the brake bias to 55%. This approach prevents front or rear locking and results in a very balanced brake setup.


Tyre setup

For the tyre setup to round out our Imola car setup, go with 22.7 on both front tyres and 20.3 on both rear tyres. The increased front tyre pressures help with a little extra responsiveness which is the theme of this car setup. While the lower rear pressures help with both traction and tyre wear.


Overview

And that finalises our Imola car setup for F1 23. This is a really enjoyable track to race with unique corner layouts combined with extremely fast sectors of the track. With a car setup that can be pushed to the limit whilst remaining stable like this one, you can really drive with consistency throughout a full race.

Let me know if you like this car setup in the comments below.

For now, enjoy this setup and I’ll see you on track.

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Article written by Rich

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