F1 24 Bahrain Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

Here is our optimised F1 24 Bahrain car setup for the Sakhir track, updated after the handling patch. This setup has been designed specifically for races, ensuring good pace and tyre wear.

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F1 24 Bahrain Setup Post Patch 1.3 Updated

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Update: This setup has been created after the big handling patch.

In this year’s Formula 1 game, F1 24, the handling feels pretty different from last year. And not necessarily in a good way. After a little time with the game, I feel like I am used to it much more, but I’m not sure if it’s an improvement or not.

However, the new handling model means that F1 24 car setups are much more important than ever. You can’t strap on a time trial setup and use it in a career mode or Grand Prix race. It just won’t work and that is even more true after the significant handling patch which updated how the cars handle and how much grip is available.

The time trial meta seems to be pretty extreme with high aero, full left on the camber and extremely stiff suspension setups. This approach, along with a low brake bias that seems common in time trial setups will cause all sorts of problems in a race.

Here is our recommended F1 24 Bahrain car setup. This is designed for races, not time trial and has been created using a racing wheel.

Best Bahrain car setup for F1 24

Below is our recommended Bahrain car setup for this year’s F1 24 game. This car setup is designed is relatively aggressive to ensure good rotation into all corners allowing you to really master this desert track at Sakhir. This setup has been updated after the big update to F1 24 that changed how the cars handle.

Aerodynamics
Front wing36
Rear wing26
Transmission
Differential adjustment on throttle40%
Differential adjustment off throttle55%
Engine Braking70%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50°
Rear camber-2.20°
Front toe-out0.10°
Rear toe-in0.20°
Suspension
Front suspension37
Rear suspension4
Front anti-roll bar13
Rear anti-roll bar10
Front ride height24
Rear ride height58
Brakes
Brake pressure100%
Front brake bias55%
Tyres
Front right tyre pressure24.5psi
Front left tyre pressure25.0psi
Rear right tyre pressure26.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure26.5psi

Watch our recommended F1 24 Bahrain car setup video

Below is a video showcasing our Bahrain setup in F1 24.


Aerodynamic setup

Kicking things off with the aerodynamic setup. I have increased the front aero and decreased the rear aero after the 1.3 handling patch. This creates a bigger gap between front and rear wings, allowing for a more responsive car, eliminating a lot of the understeer that was added after the update. Go with 36 and 26 on front and rear wing aero.

Differential setup

For the differential, I’ve set the on throttle to 40 after playing around with it set much lower. It is harder to break traction this year, so you can run slightly higher on throttle diff this time compared to F1 23.

However, since the handling patch, traction is a little harder to find so not setting the on throttle differential too high is key. If you can handle a more oversteer happy car, try increasing the on throttle setup slightly.


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Set the off throttle diff pretty neutral at 55, and the engine braking at 70%. After the handling update, we can opt for a much higher engine braking setup. This will help in a few ways. First it naturally slows the car down a bit faster, and it also boosts our ERS recovery during a race.

Suspension geometry setup

Since the v1.3 handling patch, a camber setup of left, left is almost always beneficial. Tyre wear can be managed at most tracks using the tyre pressures, and a maxed out camber (all the way left) will help with much more performance.

Then set the toe to 0.10 and 0.20. Increasing the rear toe compared to the front will stabilise the rear of the car through the faster corners.

F1 24 Bahrain Gameplay

Suspension setup

The suspension setup isn’t too dissimilar to what we’re used to. A stiffer front end and softer rear gives us the stability and pointy front end that we need to be fast.

Set the suspension to 37 and 4, and then increase the anti-roll bars to 13 and 10. Higher anti-roll bar setups are better after the handling update, however, I still don’t think we can run a time trial-esque ARB setup of 21, 21 in a race.

I’ve then slightly increased the ride height to 24 and 58 compared to our pre-patch setup.

Brake setup

With the brakes, it is now much harder to lock a wheel after the handling update. This allows us to boost our brake pressure to 100% for most tracks and run a more forward brake bias of 55%.

Tyre pressure setup

Finally, I’ve adjusted the tyre pressures a lot since our pre-patch Bahrain car setup. The rear tyres will wear significantly faster around Bahrain than the fronts.

This means we should lower the front pressures to a normal setup of 24.5 and 25.0psi. However, we have to run our rear pressures at their maximum pressure to reduce tyre wear. This also eliminates some drag, helping our car become faster in a straight line.

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