Browse All F1 23 Belgium Setups
Browse F1 23 Belgium Setups for dry, wet & mixed weather. These include race, quali and time trial car setups.
Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsSpa-Francorchamps has been hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix for over 50 years, and is always one of the most enjoyable and high speed circuits in F1 23.
F1 23 Belgium Setups Video
Below is our full car setup video for our recommended F1 23 Belgium Setups.
F1 23 Belgium Setup Guide
Spa-Francorchamps is an extremely fast and flowing circuit that sits just after the mid-point in the calendar. It presents a real challenge for engineers by requiring a stable and fast car through the sweeping medium and fast speed corners.
It is currently the fourth fastest track on the calendar thanks to the high-speed nature of the corners and the long straights at the start and end of the lap. You’ll require a car setup that focuses on a low aerodynamic setup, while still providing enough downforce to be able to handle the slower corners such as the bus top chicane.
You should certainly prioritise your top speed around Spa-Francorchamps in F1 23. There are multiple long straights throughout the lap, with each presenting a good overtaking opportunity. A higher downforce setup around Spa will leave you vulnerable along these straight sections of track.
With so many of the corners around Spa being medium to high speed, you can run a more aggressive on-throttle differential setup than at other tracks. There are only a few high traction zones with the main one being out of the last chicane.
Setting your on-throttle differential to a medium-high setting will allow your rear wheels to push you through and out of the faster corners, providing better mid-corner speed and better corner exit speeds.
Your suspension geometry should incorporate a setup approach that minimises drag. Too much toe or rear camber can negatively affect your straight line speed in F1 23, which is something you’ll want to avoid at Belgium.
However, you do need to consider the faster corners, as higher camber angles will allow you to have more mid-corner grip. Creating a suspension geometry setup in F1 23 for Belgium is a tricky balancing act.
The suspension setup for Spa in F1 23 is slightly easier to tune compared to the suspension geometry. There are a fair few large kerbs around the lap, and you’ll want to attack these and ride up and over them to maximise your pace.
For this reason, you should look to setup your suspension to be quite soft. A stiffer suspension will make your car feel less stable over the kerbs and bumps around the lap.
Many corners around Spa incorporate a shorter braking zone, however, a few such as going into turn 7 and turn 19 are heavy braking zones. This requires a well-balanced brake setup. Spa is a track that benefits from changes to the brake balance while driving on track.
Spa-Francorchamps is a front-limited track due to the sustained load that your front tyres will be sustaining during the longer corners. This can impact tyre wear, making Spa a tricky track for managing tyre wear and creating a good tyre setup for.
Lower tyre pressures can help mitigate some tyre wear, however, the lower you set your tyre pressures, the less responsive your car will feel.
Belgium F1 23 setup overview
Overall, Spa-Francorchamps in F1 23 proves to be a tricky track to master, both driving and creating a car setup. You should focus on maximising your high-speed performance, which can mean some sacrifices to low speed downforce.