F1 24 Portugal Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

Here is our optimised F1 24 Portugal 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 Portugal Setup

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

Portugal is the final track in our dry car setup series for F1 24. It may not be on the official Formula 1 calendar for 2024, but that didn’t stop EA from putting it in this year’s game. And I’m glad they did as it is such an enjoyable track to drive around.

Portimao is a track like no other. It features incredible elevation change as the track flows through the hills. This leads to some pretty scary blind corners where you need to feel confident in your car and commit to turning in before seeing the apex.

This really is a track where you’ll need to hustle the car throughout a lap, and when you hook everything up, the car and track combination can feel really good.

Best Portugal setup for F1 24

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

Front wing38
Rear wing30
Differential adjustment on throttle50%
Differential adjustment off throttle40%
Engine Braking70%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50
Rear camber-2.20
Front toe-out0.00
Rear toe-in0.20
Front suspension38
Rear suspension5
Front anti-roll bar13
Rear anti-roll bar8
Front ride height27
Rear ride height60
Brake pressure98%
Front brake bias54%
Front right tyre pressure28.5psi
Front left tyre pressure29.5psi
Rear right tyre pressure26.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure26.5psi

Watch our recommended Portugal car setup video

Below is a video run-through of our Portugal car setup designed for races and career mode.

Aerodynamic setup

Along with all of the hills, the corners come at you fast, and most turns are pretty flowing. You’ll get a good combination of slow, medium and high-speed turns at this track, and that leads to a medium to high downforce car setup.

There is really only one long straight, and the constant elevation change can cause havoc with your car’s balance and downforce. Set the front wing to 38 and the rear to 30. This gap between front and rear is less than at most tracks and that is to ensure the rear of the car stays planted.

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    There are plenty of corners where the rear of the car can get away from you, in particular, turn 4 as you crest the hill. If you feel the car still feels too light, you can lower the front wing a few clicks to bring the balance more towards the rear.

    Transmission setup

    We have to be fairly conservative with the on throttle differential as you can light up your rear tyres easily when the rear of the car goes light. Keep this set to 50%, then opt for 40% off throttle diff and 70% engine braking.

    Due to the focus on rear stability with this setup, you’ll constantly feel like your car is understeering a bit. The high engine braking and low to medium off throttle differential help to rotate the car a bit more in lower speed corners.

    F1 24 Portugal Car Setup

    Suspension geometry setup

    With the geometry, I’ve focused on good minimum corner speed and mid-corner grip with our camber set all the way left. Then, keep your front toe set to 0 and add 0.2 degrees of rear toe-in. This will sure up the rear of the car to help it stay facing the right way.

    Suspension setup

    For the suspension setup, you could think that you need to go really soft due to the hills, but actually, a stiffer suspension approach works well. Opt for 38 at the front and just 5 at the rear.

    I have softened the anti-roll bars down to 13 and 8 to give us good stability throughout a lap, and I believe this is one of the lowest ARB setups I’ve run all year.

    Round out the suspension setup with your ride height set to 27 and 60. This is to prevent the car bottoming out throughout some of the dips and over kerbs.

    Brake setup

    Braking around Portimao is tricky. I have had to lower the pressure to just 98% to prevent lockups. Then, pair this with 54% brake bias to further reduce the risk of front locking.

    Tyre pressure setup

    Tyre wear can be an issue, so set the pressures high with the front right at 28.5psi and all others at their maximum values.

    And this will complete our recommended Portugal car setup for F1 24. This is a thoroughly enjoyable circuit, and I’m glad that EA has included it in this year’s game. With this setup, the car feels really well balanced, allowing you to push harder than you might be able to with a more aggressive, performance-focused car setup.

    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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