F1 23 Qatar Car Setup: Best Race Setup

Here is our recommended F1 23 car setup for Losail in Qatar. This track is immensly fun to drive around. This car setup really improves the car's overall responsiveness making the track even more enjoyable.

F1 23 Qatar Setup

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Qatar in F1 23 is one of the most enjoyable circuits to drive in the whole game. It features a really unusual layout with many corners requiring very little to no braking and downshifting. There are only really a small handful of corners that really slow you down.

The rest of the lap is incredibly fast and flowing, making it extremely fun to drive. This unusual circuit will quickly become a fan favourite in F1 23, I’m sure of it.

Watch our F1 23 Qatar car setup video


Aerodynamic setup

Qatar really rewards a higher downforce car setup due to the medium-speed nature of almost all corners. Higher downforce will give you much more lateral grip mid-corner as well as allowing you to carry higher speed on the entry to each turn.

This will ultimately result in much faster overall lap times than opting for a lower downforce approach. Go with 41 on the front wing and 37 on the rear.


Transmission setup

For the transmission setup, I’ve opted for 55% on throttle and 52% off throttle. There aren’t too many really heavy traction zones as there are only one or two really slow corners.

However, you will still require good traction capabilities as many corners will see you accelerating pretty hard, early on in the corner whilst still applying some steering lock.


Suspension Geometry

For the suspension geometry, I’ve ripped our setup right out of F1 22’s playbook with a right, right, left, left approach. This helps with traction and straight line speed.


Suspension setup

For the suspension setup, things are pretty extreme. I’ve maxed out our suspension stiffness which will help the front end respond quickly when throwing your car into the corners at high speed. Then I’ve gone for a rear suspension setup of 14, which is still pretty stiff for an F1 23 car setup.

For the anti-roll bars, things are still stiff at 12 and 4, while the ride height is low to medium at 34 and 38. This approach will really help reduce understeer, and with the track being so flat and smooth, we can get away with a really stiff setup approach.


Brake setup

I have gone with a brake bias setup that is a touch more rearward due to the very short braking zones. Go with 54% on the brake bias and 100% on the brake pressure.


Tyre setup

And for the tyres I have opted for a slightly higher than normal approach of 22.9psi on both front tyres and 20.4psi on both rear tyres. Tyre wear isn’t too harsh around Losail, and this relatively normal approach helps keep tyre temperatures right in their working window.


Overview

And that completes our F1 23 Losail car setup. As I mentioned, this track is incredibly fun to drive. I’d only ever really raced this track in the Moto GP games, so I was surprised by just how enjoyable this track is in an F1 car.

This car setup really focuses on performance through the medium and fast corners, but I have lowered the aero setup enough to make overtaking a real possibility. This is a pretty fun track and setup to drive in a race.

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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