F1 24 China Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

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

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

Seeing China back on the grid for the 2024 Formula 1 season is a really nice touch. It’s an incredibly fun circuit to drive with a pretty unique set of corners. It has been in the past few F1 games, so it isn’t a new circuit to most of us, but it’s certainly one of the more unique tracks in F1 24.

China isn’t too dissimilar to our last track, Japan, in that it includes a few incredibly long corners that test your car’s minimum corner speed and ability to sustain high loads for long periods. This is a true test of mechanical grip.

Best China setup for F1 24

Below is our recommended Chinese car setup for F1 24. China has returned to the Formula 1 calendar after a short absence, and its a track that really tests the rear of your car. This setup is designed to keep the rear stable through the long corner sequences. It was updated after the big update to F1 24 that changed how the cars handle.

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

Front wing33
Rear wing20
Differential adjustment on throttle40%
Differential adjustment off throttle35%
Engine Braking70%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50°
Rear camber-2.20°
Front toe-out0.00°
Rear toe-in0.18°
Front suspension40
Rear suspension6
Front anti-roll bar16
Rear anti-roll bar10
Front ride height23
Rear ride height55
Brake pressure100%
Front brake bias55%
Front right tyre pressure28.5psi
Front left tyre pressure29.5psi
Rear right tyre pressure26.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure26.5psi

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Below is a run-through of our F1 24 China car setup for Shanghai.

Aerodynamic setup

I’m starting things off with the aerodynamic setup. I’ve gone with a front wing of 33 and a rear wing of just 20. This is a large wing gap, and many-time trials or esports car setups will increase this gap even further!

China is a unique mixture of high-speed and much slower-speed corners. Going for a really high downforce setup may work if the goal is single-lap pace, but during a race, you could find it incredibly tough to overtake.

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This medium downforce approach covers all bases while ensuring our top speed is competitive. The large wing gap is designed to give us good responsiveness and eliminate understeer which can cause a lot of lost time through the faster corners at Shanghai.

Transmission setup

For the transmission, I’ve set the on throttle diff pretty low at just 40%. This is due to the slower speed corners where traction can be tricky to find.

The off-throttle differential is a little lower at 35% for a good combination of stability and rotation. One tip is that if you find your car over-rotating at the slower corners, such as the slow hairpin at the end of the long straight, you can increase the off-throttle differential a bit. This will introduce a little more understeer, but can stabilise the rear of the car during these slower corners.

I’ve then left the engine braking at medium to high 70%.

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Suspension geometry setup

For the suspension geometry, I’ve set the camber all the way left at -3.5 and -2.2. Tyre wear can be an issue around China, but we can combat that with other parts of our setup, and a camber all the way left will give us more performance.

I have reduced the front toe right down to 0.0 and opted for a low rear toe setup of 0.18. This approach will minimise drag compared to running more toe, but the rear toe-in will add some stability through turns 3 and 13 where the car can oversteer.

Suspension setup

For the suspension setup, go with 40 and 6 on the suspension. Then opt for 16 and 10 on the ARBs. Increasing this further will increase the responsiveness of your car but can make it harder to handle when laying down the power out of some of the faster corners.

I have set the ride height to 23 and 55. As long as you don’t fully mount the kerbs at the exit of turns 10 and 13, this ride height won’t be too low.

Brake setup

I have set the brake pressure to 100% like normal after the handling update, and set the front brake bias to 55%. You can easily lock a tyre on the approach to turns 3, 9 and 11, so moving the brake bias slightly further towards the rear of the car can help if you suffer from this too much during a race.

Tyre pressure setup

Finally, go with tyre pressures of 28.5 and 29.5psi on the front and 26.5psi on both rear tyres. This approach is designed to lower tyre wear through longer race distances which can be an issue at this track.

The combination of slow corners with heavy traction zones and sustained higher-speed corners is the perfect combination to really hurt your tyre wear during a race. Like so many tracks, it is advisable not to use soft tyres during a long race as they will just wear too fast to be effective.

And that will wrap up this Chinese car setup. Stability out of the faster corners is crucial, and I think this approach hits the nail on the head.

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