F1 24 Texas Car Setup (Updated After Handling Patch)

Here is our optimised F1 24 COTA car setup for Texas, 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 COTA Setup

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

The Circuit of the Americas remains one of my favourite tracks to race at in F1 24, partly thanks to its excellent layout. There is a huge variety of corner styles at COTA, from fast sequences lifted from Suzuka and Silverstone to a much more technical in-field segment reminiscent of Mexico or Bahrain.

The fastest car setups for Texas lean heavily on high downforce and an incredibly stiff suspension. Our recommended race setup does lean in this direction, with a few key adjustments to improve our top speed, consistency and tyre wear.

Best COTA setup for F1 24

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

Aerodynamics
Front wing41
Rear wing35
Transmission
Differential adjustment on throttle65%
Differential adjustment off throttle50%
Engine Braking70%
Suspension Geometry
Front camber-3.50
Rear camber-2.20
Front toe-out0.00
Rear toe-in0.20
Suspension
Front suspension38
Rear suspension8
Front anti-roll bar16
Rear anti-roll bar11
Front ride height25
Rear ride height57
Brakes
Brake pressure100%
Front brake bias56%
Tyres
Front right tyre pressure29.5psi
Front left tyre pressure29.5psi
Rear right tyre pressure26.5psi
Rear left tyre pressure26.5psi

Watch our recommended F1 24 COTA car setup video

Below is a video run-through of our F1 24 Texas setup.


Aerodynamic setup

As I mentioned, a high aerodynamic setup is the best way to go at COTA. Some time trial setups even push the front wing right up to 50 or close to it. However, as we’ve come to learn, when racing offline, the AI is incredibly fast in a straight line. Opting for a front wing of 50 will lead to us being left in the dust down the long straight after turn 11.

Instead, I have opted for a front wing aero of 41 and a rear wing of 35. This is about as high as I could run while still being able to keep up with the AI in a straight line. Understeer can really hurt your lap time at COTA, so setting the rear wing lower will help your car rotate a little better.

Transmission setup

With such a variety of corners, deciding on a transmission setup can be hard. Much like Bahrain, you’ll need to compromise between high-speed traction and eliminating slow-speed wheel spin.

I have opted for 65% on throttle differential combined with 50% off throttle and 70% engine braking. We can run the engine braking higher at 70% to help our car rotate a little better.

F1 24 Texas Gameplay

Suspension geometry setup

The recommended route for the geometry is to maximise cornering grip, which requires camber set all the way left. I have also set the front toe to 0 to minimise drag, and it isn’t really required as we can achieve good rotation and responsiveness thanks to the other parts of our car setup.

I have added rear toe at 0.2 to ensure the rear of the car remains stable, particularly through the more technical sector of turns 12 to 16.

Suspension setup

I did mention that a stiff suspension is beneficial for COTA. I have gone this route with a slightly watered-down approach to help with tyre wear and stability.

Set your front suspension to 38 and the rear to 8. Then go with anti-roll bars of 16 and 11. This will provide a stiff enough base for the car to respond well to direction change without punishing your tyres quite as hard. The much lower rear anti-roll bar will also help reduce any unwanted behaviour in the mid to late corner phase.

I have then opted for a ride height of 25 and 57. Despite its undulations and elevation change, the track surface itself is pretty smooth with a few bumps down the long straight. This medium ride height will prevent our car from hitting any part of the track.

Brake setup

The brake bias setup needs to be a little more forward for COTA. There are a few big stops which benefit from a brake bias of 56%, but more importantly, any further rearward would mean we would have to lower our engine braking, which is a less preferable route. Then as always, opt for brake pressure of 100%.

Tyre pressure setup

Some parts of this recommended car setup are designed with limiting tyre wear in mind, and that is because COTA can wear your tyres heavily. I have kept all tyre pressures to their maximum to prevent too much overheating and too much wear through a race.

COTA is great fun to drive in F1 24 and allows for some really good racing. This setup isn’t as tailored towards performance as a true time trial setup. However, it will ensure you are still faster than the AI through the corners and can keep up with other cars down that long straight.

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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