F1 23 Miami Track Guide & Car Setup

This F1 23 track guide will run through each corner around the Miami circuit in F1 23. Learn the best racing line, corner speeds and car setup to help you improve your best lap time.

F1 23 Miami Track Guide

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The Miami Grand Prix is one of the newer tracks in Formula 1, and F1 23 is only the second game it has appeared in. It’s a fast street circuit with a few rather technical sectors. It’s a circuit that rewards maximising your momentum through the faster corners whilst utilising smooth braking and throttle inputs to avoid any harsh and unwanted reactions from your car through the fast corners.

I will run through a complete Miami track guide for F1 23. I’ll show you a hot lap with the best racing line, things to look out for and tips to help improve your lap time. I’ll also show you our recommended car setup for Miami.

What is a good lap time around the Miami circuit in F1 23?

  • Current time trial record: 1:25.956
  • Top 5% lap time: 1:27.313
  • Average lap time: 1:29.624

The top time set by a TrackTitan user is 1:25.956. The fast drivers in the top 5% achieve a lap time of around 1:27.313. These are usually the drivers who can aim for outright wins and podiums in top-tier races, often using custom-made setups.

If you’re new to racing or your goal is to be better than the average, you should aim for a time around 1:29.624. Wherever you are in your sim racing journey, if you want to get faster, you can record your laps with Track Titan and compare them to professionally driven laps, like the one below.

Miami track guide

Turns 1, 2 and 3

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
100 metres3106 km/h
Segment 1

The first corner is a slow right-hand corner that requires the driver to brake from a high speed to around 105 km/h while in 3rd gear. Approach with your car positioned far left and your left wheel over the blue paint.

Your braking point is around 100 meters and can be easily spotted by this red and white kerb. As soon as you get to the kerb, hit the brakes while keeping your car positioned as far left as possible without going completely off track. Avoid this dusty section to the left of the kerb.

You will want to brake hard for most of the braking zone, shifting down to 3rd gear whilst trailing off the brakes just before you reach the corner apex.

As soon as you have released all brake pressure, re-apply the throttle, even before you reach the apex. Drift out wide, but not all the way to the left of the track; otherwise, you will be out of position for turn 2.

Quickly turn left and ride over the left-hand kerb while lifting slightly on the throttle. Going full throttle through here will compromise your line into turn 4, so a slight lift can help you maintain balance in the car.

Then, follow the track’s curves and keep the throttle planted through the longer right-hand corner. It can be tempting to lift here, and on worn tyres mid-race, you may have to lift slightly. But on a hot lap, use the entire circuit width to the left painted blue section.

Turns 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
50 meters31140 km/h
Segment 3

The next few corners all merge into one and are not too dissimilar to the esses around Suzuka. On the approach to turn 4, follow the track whilst keeping your car positioned far right. Again, dip a wheel over the painted blue marking to maximise the track width.

Just after the 50-meter board, you’ll want to lift slightly on the throttle and even apply a small amount of brake input to rotate the car. Try and hit the left-hand apex early to maintain corner speed.

As you progress through the corners, you’ll want to balance the throttle and brake as you turn from left to right. Your speed should start to bleed off, and you can shift to 5th gear right before hitting the apex of turn 5.

Lift slightly at the turn 6 apex while aggressively positioning your car over the kerbs. Then, drift out far wide on the entry to turn 7. This corner follows similar principles to the tight turns 9 and 10 at Bahrain.

Try to keep your steering as open and straight as possible while braking. Don’t apply too much brake input, only around 40-50%, otherwise you run the risk of locking your inside wheel.

By the end of the red and white kerb on the outside, you should release the brake pressure and look directly at the apex. Increase your steering input whilst starting to accelerate towards the apex. Aim to miss touching the inside kerb, as this risks pushing you out wide and perilously close to the right-hand wall.

Accelerate hard out of this corner while straightening the car. A high-speed section is up next to DRS, making it a great place to overtake. Mastering your corner exit out of turns 7 and 8 is crucial to setting up this straight, so practice getting on the throttle early.

Turns 9, 10 and 11

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
150 metres3104 km/h
Segment 6

Turns 9 and 10 aren’t really turns, just slight bends, so follow these as close to the inside as possible. As you approach turn 11, position your car to the right of the circuit and once again on the blue-painted strip. You should be looking out for the bridge that spans across the circuit as this is your braking point.

At the bridge or the 150-meter board, hit the brakes hard and keep the car as far right as you possibly can. Just when you pass the 50 meter board on the right of the track, start to release the brake pressure and slowly turn in towards the apex.

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This corner is tight, so keep trailing off the brakes right up until you hit the apex. You can ride over the inside kerb, but not too much as it can throw you off line. Shift right down to 3rd gear and aim for around 105-110km/h at the apex.

Start accelerating right after the apex, ensuring you don’t apply too much throttle input as this is a high traction zone and you can break traction at the rear if you’re too aggressive.

Turns 12 and 13

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
N/A3107 km/h
Segment 7

As soon as you throw your car right on the entry to turn 12 and you reach the inside kerb lift off the throttle completely and try to hug the inside line all the way through the corner. You can apply a touch of throttle of brake input to keep the car rotated and your minimum speed high.

Stay in 3rd gear all the way through this sequence until you start accelerating and open up the steering. Try to straighten the car before applying 100% throttle input, and don’t drift too far left on the exit of turn 12.

Accelerate hard into turn 13 getting as close to the inside wall as you dare. This will help you keep your car as straight as possible in the next braking zone.

Turns 14, 15 and 16

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
390 km/h
Segment 8

As soon as you pass turn 13, you should start applying braking input while allowing your car to run wide and over the right-hand kerb. As this sequence is so slow, don’t brake too aggressively, and downshift to 3rd gear.

Try to keep your steering input consistent all the way through this sequence with around 45 degrees of steering input through the braking zone and into the apex.

Modulate the brake pedal and position the car ultra-aggressively on the entry to turn 14. You can’t get any track limits penalties here, so hop right over the inside kerb. Apply the smallest amount of throttle as you hop the kerb and quickly start to turn right.

At the apex of turn 15, again, jump over the orange kerb, ensuring that your left front wheel stays just about on the track. This section of the track is incredibly clumsy, but stick with it as up and over the kerbs is the fastest route. Remember to modulate your throttle pressure throughout this sequence whilst never applying too much.

You’ll be in 3rd gear at around 90km/h just after the turn 15 apex. Focus then on positioning your car as far right as possible. You can have a little blip on the throttle before releasing it and turning left into turn 16.

Apply a small amount of brake pressure as you rotate the car around the start of the red and white outside kerb. Apply full left lock on the steering and try to get close to the inside kerb. Again, don’t brake heavily on the entry, just enough to slow you down.

As soon as the inside kerb disappears from view start accelerating and opening up the steering. Get as close as you can to the right hand wall on the exit and accelerate hard as soon as the car is straight and you’re in the clear.

The following straight is another DRS zone and overtaking opportunity, so once again focus on maximising your corner exit.

Turns 17, 18 and 19

Braking PointGearMinimum speed
110 metres374 km/h
Segment 10

Focus on your braking point into the final corner, keeping your car far right. You want to keep an eye out for the 100-meter board hanging from the right-hand side. Just before reaching this, apply 100% brake input until just past the 50-meter board.

Then, start to trail off the brakes and rotate towards the inside apex. A slightly wider line through turn 17 is beneficial, so you don’t have too many traction issues on the exit. Apply as little steering input as you can get away with, as the corner exit is quite wide and generous.

Accelerate early while aiming for the right-hand wall, using the entire width of the track. This acceleration zone can make the rear of your car quite lively, so keep your throttle input smooth while trying to straighten your car as fast as possible.

It’s then a case of following the curves of the track whilst accelerating across the finish line.

Using Track Titan to analyse your laps

This track guide was created using Track Titan, one of the leading sim racing telemetry and data analysis apps. Using Track Titan can help you learn where you are losing lap time around the Miami circuit in F1 23.

You can quickly compare your laps with one another or compare them to the top esports drivers. Track Titan allows you to access key information such as current speed and gear, view the racing lines as well as brake and throttle traces.

You can sign up to Track Titan for free to sample the platform. Premium subscription plans are available that give you more access to key information and the ability to view and compare more individual laps each month.

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F1 23 Miami car setup

You’ll want to keep things pretty well balanced for an optimal car setup around Miami in F1 23.

Our recommended aerodynamic setup would be slightly lower downforce. However, you’ll need it high enough so you aren’t constantly sliding through the faster corners. Focus on a more front-focused aero setup to reduce understeer.

The suspension geometry and suspension setup are pretty balanced, with an emphasis towards a softer car and a less aggressive geometry setup. Then, for the tyre setup for Miami in F1 23, I would considerably lower pressures to reduce tyre wear throughout the race.

I recommend using an optimised car setup to help improve your car’s stability and performance around Miami. You can find all of our F1 23 Miami car setups, including our recommended setup and setups created by the sim racing community.

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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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