Discuss these setups.
Please feel free to discuss the above setups, suggest tweaks and let everyone know which setup is your favourite.
Bahrain is probably best known for being held in the desert at night, and is a truly spectacular race to watch. It’s primarily a power hungry track with 3 very long straights and a mixture of medium to high speed corners. You will need to prioritise a medium to low downforce setup around Bahrain in F1 2019. But ensure you keep enough rear downforce and balance to allow you to accelerate through the long winding corners.
Something that doesn’t help in F1 2019, is that the AI tends to drive a little faster at Bahrain than other tracks. You may find you struggle to keep up with them during a race weekend unless you lower the AI difficulty a couple of percent.
Bahrain is a track where you wont find yourself being overly aggressive on the kerbs, other than a select few in the first and second sectors. We would suggest running a slightly softer setup overall to account for racing closely with the AI through the middle sector. A soft setup will allow you to ride the kerbs at turn 1 and 2, and also attempt to get close to the car in front through the middle sector.
Importantly you will want to find a setup which gives you good stability through the long corners, and great traction on to the straights.
How To Best Drive The Bahrain Grand Prix Circuit
Has Bahrain always been a night race?
Bahrain hasn't always been a night race. For its first few years Bahrain was run in the day. However due to searing temperatures during the day, F1 decided to adjust the track to become a sunset/night race.
Because of the long straights should I remove all rear downforce?
You may be tempted to remove a lot of rear downforce to increase you straight line speed, however you shouldn't do this. You need to factor in the long fast corners throughout the track which require a stable rear end. Try to set you rear downforce at around average and lower the front downforce instead.