F1 22 France Setups
The best F1 22 France setups | Fastest race setups, time trial setups & wet weather setups
F1 22 France Setups
Below are all of our F1 22 France Setups for both dry and wet conditions. These include race and time trial setups.
France F1 22 Setup
If you fancy a tricky track to create a car setup for, your France F1 22 setup will certainly be one that challenges you. Paul Ricard is a track that features a wide variety of characteristics.
There’s a mixture of extremely long straights, fast corners, slow technical sectors and long sweeping corners. All of these make for a very tricky track to create a car setup for. But when you get the right French car setup, Paul Ricard is an incredibly fun and rewarding track to drive.
It rewards brave drivers as there are a few corners with relatively blind turn-ins. This means you have to trust that the corner is there when you turn in and trust that your car will respond as you want it to when you turn.
Much like Canada, France is a track that has an incredibly long straight which you need to take into account when creating a car setup. Although the rest of the lap could do with a medium to high downforce setup, the long straight means that you need to lower your aerodynamic setup.
If you don’t lower your aero setup, you’ll be slower than other cars down this long straight, leaving you vulnerable to being overtaken into the slow chicane that follows.
I wouldn’t reduce your aerodynamics too far, however, as the majority of the French circuit will require a decent amount of downforce. You will simply lose too much overall lap time if you run a truly low downforce car setup around France in F1 22.
Try to set up your aerodynamic setup to be relatively balanced. Keep your rear aero slightly higher than your front. This will aid corner stability through the fast turns and there are a fair few of them. Especially turns 7, 10 and 11.
To maximise your performance through the majority of medium to high-speed corners, you can tune your on-throttle differential to be relatively high. There aren’t many heavy traction zones other than the slow final chicane.
A higher on-throttle differential setup will help maintain a good minimum corner speed. Higher settings keep your rear wheels spinning at a closer rate. This improves drive through a corner.
Paul Ricard is a track that is notoriously flat. While there are undulations throughout a lap, there are no gravel run-off areas and the kerbs are simply painted onto the track in most places. As a driver, this makes it incredibly difficult to spot corner apexes, but as an engineer, it makes creating a suspension setup relatively easy.
Due to the lack of bumps and kerbs along with the high-speed nature of some of the corners, you can run a fairly still suspension setup around France in F1 22.
I’d opt for a medium to stiff suspension setup. This will help with cornering responsiveness and stability as well as helping tyre wear. Go too stiff, and your tyres will overheat and wear quicker.
You can also opt for a stiffer anti-roll bar setup. This will help prevent lean when you are cornering at high speeds. They’ll also help maintain stability while throwing your car into corners at high speed.
You can also set up your ride height pretty aggressively thanks to the smooth track surface.
Braking and tyre pressures
Because most corners feature shorter braking zones, and some even have braking zones where you’ll be turning slightly at the same time, you should look to keep your brake bias fairly neutral. When I say neutral, I mean around 54-55% front bias.
Too much forward brake bias might cause some lockups as your inside front tyre becomes unloaded. Too much rearward bias and you’ll start to increase stopping distance.
Paul Ricard in F1 22 is a high tyre degradation circuit much like Silverstone. So like our British F1 22 setup, I’d recommend lowering your tyre pressures slightly. This will aid tyre wear by keeping your temperatures down.