F1 23 Monza Car Setup: Best Race Setup
Here is our recommended F1 23 car setup for Monza. Monza in Italy feels much more enjoyable to drive in F1 23. It still requires an extremely low downforce setup to maximise your performance. View our recommended car setup.
Coming off the back of Zandvoort which saw a huge overhaul in F1 23, Monza in Italy is another track which feels much better to drive in this year’s game.
Corners such as the first chicane have been updated to feel wider allowing for a slightly easier approach. However, Monza still remains one of the harder tracks to create a car setup for.
It’s a track that really rewards a low downforce car, however, this approach will hurt through some of the faster corners. Finding a good Monza car setup is especially important as your setup direction can lead you to lose or gain a lot of time at different points of the track.
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Monza requires one of the lowest downforce car setups of any track in F1 23. Go with just 5 on the front wing aero and 7 on the rear. This approach is required to be competitive down the long straights. But it will result in some understeer in places, especially through the final corner.
Thankfully, one of the areas of F1 23 that has improved drastically is traction. And this is really felt around Monza. Exiting corners such as the slow turn 2 are much easier this year, although it is still advised to adjust our on throttle differential to make accelerating as painless as possible.
It is still advised to go for an on throttle diff setup of 52%. This will give you the best chance of not spinning your rear wheels, making for the best exit out of the slow corners just before long straights. Then set the off throttle diff to 50%.
For the suspension geometry, I have opted for the most classic F1 22 approach with right right left left on the camber and toe. This is the only setup we can really run at Monza and will prioritise straight line speed as much as possible.
For the suspension, go with a stiff front suspension of 32 and a softer rear at 12. Then I’ve opted for a stiffer than normal front anti-roll bar of 13 combined with a rear anti-roll bar of just 1. This is pretty extreme but really works to reduce understeer mid corner.
For the ride height, lower things to 33 at the front and 36 at the rear.
I have gone with a brake pressures setup of 100%, and then increased the brake bias from our normal approach to 56%. Braking efficiency is a key area around Monza, and a more frontward brake bias will help reduce braking zones. You could even increase this to 57% if you want a more extreme setup.
The tyre pressure setup is tricky around Monza. Tyre wear is incredibly high, but reducing tyre pressures won’t help too much as a lot of the wear isn’t due to excess heat. The long straights go a long way to decreasing tyre temperature between corners.
This means to keep tyres warm at the end of the straights, a higher tyre pressure setup is required. Opt for 24.2 and 24.1psi on the front tyres. Then go with 21.5psi and 21.4psi on the rear tyres.
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And that completes our Monza car setup for F1 23. This is certainly one of the tougher tracks, despite featuring a low number of corners. So much lap time is based on braking performance along with perfect precision through the chicanes.
Hitting a kerb just slightly can send you off line or even off track, making it a frustrating track to master across a long race distance.
For now, enjoy this setup and I’ll see you on track.
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