F1 24 Imola Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

Here is our optimised F1 24 Imola car setup, 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 Imola Car Setup

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

Imola is the next track in the F1 24 calendar, and it’s one of my favourite testing circuits when jumping into a new Formula 1 game. It features a good mixture of everything, from high-speed corners and switchbacks to slower hairpins and chicanes.

To go fast in time trial, you really should opt for a higher downforce car setup, with a slightly toned down approach perfect for a race setup.

Best Imola setup for F1 24

Below is our recommended Imola car setup for the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in F1 24. This circuit is a good test of all parts of your car setup. It includes fast corners, a long straight and slower turns. This car setup lets you really attack every part of the Imola circuit. It was updated after the big update to F1 24 that changed how the cars handle.

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

Aerodynamics
Front wing38
Rear wing23
Transmission
Differential adjustment on throttle60%
Differential adjustment off throttle50%
Engine Braking80%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50°
Rear camber-2.20°
Front toe-out0.11°
Rear toe-in0.20°
Suspension
Front suspension41
Rear suspension9
Front anti-roll bar14
Rear anti-roll bar9
Front ride height25
Rear ride height58
Brakes
Brake pressure100%
Front brake bias53%
Tyres
Front right tyre pressure24.0psi
Front left tyre pressure23.0psi
Rear right tyre pressure24.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure24.5psi

Aerodynamic setup

The aerodynamics kick off this setup. I have gone with a value of 38 for the front wing and 23 for the rear. This is a big increase compared to our pre-handling patch car setup and leans more towards a time trial approach.

You will be sacrificing a couple of mph down the pit straight, however, this setup will make your car lightening fast through the corners allowing you to put in much faster lap times than the AI.

If you find the car too easy or comfortable to drive, you can lower the front and rear aero a little more to give you a better top speed. This will loosen the the car a bit and sacrifice some outright lap time, but can make overtaking easier during a race.

With this car setup, it really is a game of removing as much aero as you can before you start to lose lap time, which is why I’ve settled on 38 and 23.

Transmission setup

With the transmission, go with 60% on throttle. While traction is harder to find after the handling patch, I have actually increased the on-throttle differential for our Imola car setup. This gives much better drive out of the faster corners and there aren’t many corners at Imola where traction is an issue.

The off-throttle differential is still set to 50% just like our original car setup. I’ve then set the engine braking to 80% for more aggressive passive braking when off throttle.

F1 24 Imola Gameplay

Suspension geometry setup

Imola is a circuit that isn’t too punishing on tyres despite its fast corners. Becuase of this, we can opt for a super aggressive camber setup all the way left. I mean, even if Imola was hard on tyres, we’d still recommend going for this route, as it is so much faster!

For the toe, I’ve opted for 0.11 on the front and 0.2 on the rear for a good combination of stability and minimal drag.

Suspension setup

Carrying on our aggressive setup approach, I have set the suspension to 41 and 9. This gives extremely good rotation at the front of the car, whilst keeping the rear compliant.

I’ve continued the trend to the ARBs, keeping them relatively high enough at 14 and 9. Going higher can yield better cornering performance, but will start to wear the tyres a touch more and make the car feel a little more prone to snapping.

For the ride height, this is a crucial part of the setup to balance. You’ll want to go low for maximum performance, but have it set high enough so that you can really attack the kerbs.

You’ll be hitting the large kerbs at almost every corner around Imola, including those large sausage kerbs at the tight chicane. So keep some height in the car. I’ve found that 25 and 58 is a good ride height setup, allowing for good performance, whilst not unsettling the car over the large sausage kerbs.

This suspension setup is setup to really allow you to attack the track, hitting kerbs aggressively with little consequence. Hopping over the kerbs at the chicane for example can really gain you a lot of lap time.

Brake setup

For the brake setup, I’ve once again opted for 100% brake pressue and lowered the brake bias to 53%. Many of the corners have short and fast braking zones which really benefit from a more rearward brake bias.

Tyre pressure setup

The tyre pressures are designed to ensure the tyres do not overheat during a race. Opt for 24.0 and 23.0psi on the front tyres to help get more temperature into your front tyres and then go with 24.5psi on both rear tyres.

You may find that the front left tyre stays relatively cool which is why I’ve decreased the pressure for that tyre in particular. Try not to create too big of a gap between the left and right side as this can cause some imbalance.

And that finishes our Imola car setup. Much like our F1 24 Jeddah car setup, this is a car setup that allowed me to increase my AI difficulty as it gives us a car that is incredibly competitive while staying stable throughout a race.

View all of our F1 24 car setups for every track. These include community made setups as well as pro esports setups, our own race-optimised car setups and the fastest time trial setups.


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Article written by Rich

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