Browse All F1 23 Canada Setups
Browse F1 23 Canada Setups for dry, wet & mixed weather. These include race, quali and time trial car setups.
Circuit Gilles-VilleneuveThe Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Canada is a classic track and is one of the most enjoyable tracks to drive in F1 23. The high speed nature forces a low downforce approach, with a few tricky corner sequences.
F1 23 Canada Setups Video
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F1 23 Canada Setup Guide
The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Canada is an extremely fast track with one of the longest straights in F1 23. It’s a circuit that combines medium-speed chicanes with a much slower first sequence of corners and a slow hairpin just before the long straight.
The back straight just before the final chicane is a great overtaking opportunity, so you need to ensure that your aerodynamic setup is set to be low downforce to maximise your chance of overtaking into the final chicane.
As mentioned, with such a high-speed track layout, a lower downforce aero setup is the best option for this F1 23 track. Canada does feature some slower corners where a higher downforce setup would be beneficial, however, the majority of the track is much faster and comprised of fast to medium-speed corners.
Minimising drag is important around Canada simply because of the extremely long straight just before the pit straight. Without a low downforce, low drag setup, you’ll struggle throughout a race to make overtakes and defend from other racers.
There are a few high traction zones around Canada in F1 23 which are made easier using a lower on-throttle differential setup.
The slow hairpin that leads onto the long straight is one of the most crucial acceleration zones around the whole lap. So maximising your traction here is important to get a good run down the straight.
Low drag is the name of the game when it comes to a Canada suspension geometry setup. Minimising toe angle is a good way to do this, and reducing the camber angle will also help with traction out of the slower corners.
But despite this, the faster left-right corner sequences that make up the middle sector around Canada will be made a little easier with a higher camber setup. This will let you push the limits of the car further and carry more speed through these corner sequences.
You will certainly be wanting to attack every kerb around Canada in F1 23, so opting for a soft suspension car setup is the right choice. The kerbs around this track are high in places, and when you position your car over them at high speed, a stiff suspension can cause instability.
The final chicane in particular features relatively large kerbs, with even larger sausage kerbs if you get a little bit off line. The Wall of Champions is right on the corner exit, and any instability or oversteer can result in a big crash.
Around Canada, you’ll be braking from high speed to relatively low speeds at a few places. Maximising your brake setup to include high brake pressure and a fairly balanced brake bias is the best route to success here.
Tyre wear can be bad around Canada if you run high tyre pressures. There are a few high speed sequences that will test your tyres, but overall the tyre wear isn’t as bad as it is at other tracks in F1 23.
Canada F1 23 setup overview
Canda is a fairly unique track due to its long track layout. There are a few medium to high speed chicanes which test your car’s responsiveness, while the long back straight forces you to run a lower downforce setup than is probably required for the rest of the circuit.