F1 24 Zandvoort Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

Here is our optimised F1 24 Netherlands car setup for Zandvoort, 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 Zandvoort Setup

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

Returning from the summer break, we’ll find ourselves at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. This classic track, which returned to the F1 calendar a few years ago, is a very technical circuit where overtaking can be hard.

Like tracks such as Monaco and Hungary, Zandvoort rewards a higher downforce car setup. This will allow you to qualify well and, hopefully, control the race from the front of the grid.

Best Netherlands setup for F1 24

Below is our recommended Netherlands car setup for Zandvoort in F1 24. This setup was updated after the big update to F1 24 that changed how the cars handle.

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

Aerodynamics
Front wing46
Rear wing35
Transmission
Differential adjustment on throttle65%
Differential adjustment off throttle45%
Engine Braking60%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50
Rear camber-2.20
Front toe-out0.00
Rear toe-in0.18
Suspension
Front suspension39
Rear suspension3
Front anti-roll bar16
Rear anti-roll bar9
Front ride height23
Rear ride height60
Brakes
Brake pressure98%
Front brake bias54%
Tyres
Front right tyre pressure28.0psi
Front left tyre pressure29.5psi
Rear right tyre pressure25.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure26.5psi

Aerodynamic setup

Starting this car setup is the aerodynamics, and you have to run things pretty high for Zandvoort. I wouldn’t recommend setting the front and rear wing angles to Monaco levels, as there is a pretty long straight that we need to consider.

I have still gone high at 46 for the front wing aero setup and 35 at the rear. This offset promotes good responsiveness during the initial turn in phase, and should hopefully eliminate too much understeer.

Comparing this to a time trial setup which would run the rear wing lower and front wing higher, we do have to build in some inherent understeer to this race setup. A time trial approach of say 50 front wing and 30 rear wing would simply have too much oversteer to comfortably manage through an entire race.

Transmission setup

Zandvoort has a pretty unique layout, and there aren’t many heavy traction zones throughout a lap. This lets us increase the on throttle differential to 65%, and we could set this even higher still if you feel comfortable. This will give the car a good push through the faster corners, allowing for better high speed traction and rotation.

For the off throttle differential, I have this balanced at 45%. Going much lower can help reduce a little more understeer, but will start to introduce some unwanted mid-corner behaviour.

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    Then, much like the off throttle diff, I’ve set the engine braking pretty balanced at 60%. This is high enough to achieve full ERS recovery each lap, but not too high that we start to destabilise the car.

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    Suspension geometry setup

    Zandvoort has a lot of medium speed to fast corners which all benefit from a left, left camber setup. This will punish the tyres a little, but the performance gain outweighs the tyre wear so I’d recommend this route.

    I have set the front toe far left like most setups, then used the rear toe to stabilise the rear of the car a touch. Go with 0.18 on the rear toe-in setup.

    Suspension setup

    I spent the most time adjusting the suspension setup. Due to the fast direction changes, you ideally want to run an incredibly stiff car at Zandvoort. However, if it is too stiff, the car can be prone to snap oversteer.

    I have still used a high gap between the front and rear suspension, going with 39 and 3. The anti-roll bars have a larger-than-normal offset between front and rear, with a setup of 16 and 9.

    Setting the ARBs stiffer can cause the car to get incredibly loose through turns 9, 10 and 12. I’ve taken a slight performance hit to allow for better consistency during a race. You do still need to watch your throttle input at turn 10, as the car will want to rotate on the corner exit.

    Then go with a ride height of 23 and 60 to round out our Zandvoort suspension setup.

    Brake setup

    For the brake setup, I’ve gone back to our preferred pre-patch route of 98% brake pressure. You can easily lock a brake, especially in turns 3 and 12, so dialling down the pressure can help to avoid this. Then go with a neutral brake bias of 54%.

    Tyre pressure setup

    Much like Spain, Zandvoort will really punish your tyres, but only on one side of the car. The left tyres will almost certainly overheat during a race, and this will be an area to manage. Due to the lack of left-hand corners, the right tyres will stay pretty cool.

    I have run offset pressures to try and get the right of the car up to temperature, being careful not to run pressures that are too unbalanced. Go with 28psi and 29.5psi on the front tyres and 25.5 and 26.5psi on the rear tyres.

    Zandvoort is a tricky circuit to race at with a few unorthodox corner sequences and braking zones. This setup will allow your car to feel stable throughout a race rather than focusing on raw performance. For me, this approach allowed for faster lap times rather than a better-performing but more unpredictable car setup.

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