F1 23 Japan Car Setup: Best Race Setup

Here is our recommended F1 23 car setup for Suzuka in Japan. This is a really enjoyable circuit to drive in F1 23, and with this car setup, your car will remain responsive and well balanced.

F1 23 Japan Setup
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Suzuka feels as good in F1 23 as it has in any Formula 1 game to date. It is easily one of the most flowing circuits with a real technical edge. Car placement is everything around Suzuka as many corners lead directly into one another.

This means that if you stray away from the racing line into one corner, you’ll almost certainly lose time into the next turn. So a good stable car that allows perfect placement lap after lap will really reward you with consistent lap times throughout a race.

Watch our F1 23 Suzuka car setup video


Aerodynamic setup

While the flowing corners are the area where your driving can gain or lose you lap time, you do need to account for the long straights around Suzuka. Particularly the extremely long back straight right before 130R.

This means we can’t set our aerodynamic setup too high. I have gone with a front wing aero setup of 31 and a rear wing aero setup of 28. Front end grip is ever so important around Suzuka in F1 23, so a higher front wing will benefit more than a higher rear wing aero setup.


Transmission setup

As is the trend with the majority of F1 23 car setups, a 50% on throttle diff setup is the best approach around Suzuka. It allows you to easily get the power down out of slower corners such as the hairpin and the final chicane.

Then go with an off throttle diff setup of 52% to help rotate the car, especially into the slow hairpin, which is often the place where you can understeer.


Suspension Geometry

With the track being pretty fast, I have set up our suspension geometry along the lines of other high speed car setups. Go with -2.6 on the front camber, and -1 on the rear camber. Then set the front toe to 0.01 and the rear toe to 0.1.


Suspension setup

For the suspension setup around Suzuka, go with 28 on the front suspension and 10 on the rear. This approach is fairly common throughout many F1 23 car setups, and for good reason. It ensures you reduce understeer by having a stiffer front of the car. And the softer rear allows the car to remain compliant without oversteering too much.

For the anti-roll bars, go with 6 on the front and 3 on the rear. And then set the ride height to 34 and 37.


Brake setup

I have set the brake pressure to 100% and the brake bias right in the sweet spot for F1 23 at 55%.


Tyre setup

Then I’ve increased the tyre pressures at the front of the car to 23.3psi. Despite the long corners putting a lot of load on your outside front tyre, you can get away with a higher tyre pressure as the tyres do have a chance to cool down along the straights.

For the rear pressures, I’ve gone with 20.5psi which is about normal for an F1 23 tyre setup.


Overview

That will complete our car setup for Suzuka, which is easily one of the most enjoyable tracks to race in F1 23. The flowing corners and relatively fast track layout make for a circuit which is just plain old fun to drive around. During a race, you can have fantastic wheel-to-wheel battles with other drivers, with plenty of spots to overtake.

Enjoy this 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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