F1 24 Spain Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

Here is our optimised F1 24 Spain 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 Spain Car Setup

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

F1 24 may be one of the last Formula 1 games to feature the Barcelona track due to the Spanish Grand Prix moving to Madrid in 2026. This circuit was once the testing ground for Formula 1 due to its varied corners and a mixture of slow and fast segments.

Due to the variety of corner styles, you’ll need a really balanced car setup to master Spain in F1 24. Our recommended car setup is designed for longer-distance races and has been created using a racing wheel.

Best Spanish setup for F1 24

Below is our recommended F1 24 car setup for the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. This is a former Formula 1 test track due to its wide variety of corner styles, and it requires a really balanced car setup to master this classic circuit. It was updated after the big update to F1 24 that changed how the cars handle.

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

Aerodynamics
Front wing42
Rear wing31
Transmission
Differential adjustment on throttle60%
Differential adjustment off throttle40%
Engine Braking70%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50°
Rear camber-2.20°
Front toe-out0.00°
Rear toe-in0.05°
Suspension
Front suspension41
Rear suspension4
Front anti-roll bar18
Rear anti-roll bar12
Front ride height27
Rear ride height56
Brakes
Brake pressure100%
Front brake bias52%
Tyres
Front right tyre pressure29.5psi
Front left tyre pressure29.5psi
Rear right tyre pressure26.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure26.5psi

Watch our complete F1 24 Spanish car setup video

Below is a run-through of our F1 24 Spain car setup.

Video coming soon.


Aerodynamic setup

Spain may feel like a pretty fast circuit. However, the medium-speed corners that make up a lap of Barcelona really allow for a higher downforce car setup to excel. I’ve opted for a wing setup of 42 and 31, which is very similar to our original car setup.

If you want a time trial setup, opt for wings of 50 and 35 to 40 to really maximise your speed through the corners. Unfortunately, we can’t use this high downforce approach during a race due to the AI’s blistering straight-line speed.

Transmission setup

I’ve set up our transmission with a 60% on-throttle differential. This gives us a good push out of the faster corners and helps our rear tyres maintain traction through the mid-corner and corner exit sequences. Then, we go with a 40% off-throttle differential and engine braking of 70%.

The lower off-throttle differential setup will rotate the car well into the slower corners and the 70% engine braking will give good ERS recovery and additional braking power.

F1 24 Spain Gameplay

Suspension geometry setup

Spain really is tyre wear central. You will find that no matter how you set up your car, your left tyres, in particular, will be red hot throughout a race. It’s simply the nature of the track to punish your tyres.

Despite the tyre wear, there is so much lap time to gain by using a camber setup to -3.5 and -2.2. I’ve then set the toe to 0 and 0.05 on the rear for minimal drag down the long pit straight.

Suspension setup

As with most of our re-worked F1 24 setups so far, a really stiff front suspension and soft rear will give you the fastest car. Opt for 41 and 4, and then set your anti-roll bars to 18 and 12. This is a more aggressive and stiffer setup compared to our pre-patch car setup, designed to really rotate the car through the corners and allow it to be responsive.

Through these longer corners, stiffer ARBs, such as a time trial approach of 21-21, will make your car more prone to oversteering. 18 and 12 is a good mixture of performance whilst ensuring the car remains stable during a race.

I’ve then set the ride height to 27 and 56 which is the same as our pre-patch setup. Spain is pretty smooth allowing us to run a medium ride height setup. The reason for not opting for a lower setup here is due to the kerbs which you’ll be attacking a few points around a lap. Make sure you don’t get up and over the kerbs at turns 7 and 8, otherwise you can bottom out.

Brake setup

With the brake setup, I’ve set the pressure to 100% like normal and the bias more rearward at 52%. This combination, along with the higher engine braking setup, will yield better overall braking performance.

It is incredibly easy to snatch a brake, especially into turn 5 which is why I’ve opted for a slightly more rearward bias.

Tyre pressure setup

With the tyre pressures, there really is only one way we can go and that is to max all pressures. As I mentioned, Spain will destroy your tyres through a race. Any pressure setups less than max will only emphasise the pain you’ll feel towards the end of a race stint.

And that completes our Spanish car setup for F1 24. This is a fun and flowing track, albeit one that can be tricky to overtake at. This car setup is designed for balance and consistency through a race scenario, with the ARBs in particular leading to a nice stable 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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