Browse All F1 23 France Setups
Browse F1 23 France Setups for dry, wet & mixed weather. These include race, quali and time trial car setups.
Circuit Paul RicardThe French Grand Prix isn't on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar, however it is in F1 23 as a bonus track. This is a track that is tricky to masater due to its unusual corner layouts and braking zones and really requires high skill to master.
F1 23 France Setups Video
Below is our full car setup video for our recommended F1 23 France Setups.
F1 23 France Setup Guide
Despite France not appearing on the official Formula 1 2023 calendar, it has still been included in F1 23. This means that Paul Ricard won’t appear in My Team or in official championships, but can still be raced using Grand Prix mode, multiplayer or F1 World.
One aspect of the French track that needs some consideration is the extremely long straight after turn 7. This long straight eliminates the opportunity to run a high downforce car setup.
Instead, you’ll need to work on a compromised setup that doesn’t involve too much drag and reduce your top speed too much.
The rest of the French circuit in F1 23 features a mixture of slow and medium-speed corners with a couple of faster turns. The slower corners will require a decent amount of downforce, meaning a fairly balanced overall aero setup is ideal for Paul Ricard in F1 23.
Paul Ricard is a track that doesn’t feature too many heavy traction zones resulting in higher on-throttle differential setups. This approach means that during the longer sweeping corners, your rear wheels will be working more in tandem to push you through and maintain a higher minimum corner speed.
Turns 5 and 15 are the two slowest corners at this French track, and are the two areas you’ll need to manage your throttle to avoid wheelspin. Although this is easier to do in F1 23 compared to last year’s game.
The suspension geometry for France in F1 23 follows the normal approach of close to minimum camber values and minimum toe. This is designed to put the tyres in contact with the road as much as possible and reduce the amount of drag that can be caused by higher toe values.
The French track in F1 23 is incredibly flat compared to a lot of circuits in F1 23 with just a few elevation changes. The kerbs are low and the track surface doesn’t feature many bumps.
This allows us to run a stiffer suspension setup around Paul Ricard than at some other tracks. You can also push the ride height lower here than at other tracks in F1 23.
The braking zones at Paul Ricard are generally on the shorter side, with even the chicane at the end of the long straight not being too long. This means that you can run a normal brake setup for this French track.
Close to maximum brake pressure and balanced brake bias is a good method for this track. With the shorter braking zones, you can run the brake bias a little more rearward than at some tracks in F1 23.
Tyre wear around this track is high in F1 23, much like at tracks like Silverstone. This is because of the long corner profiles. The longer and faster a corner, generally the more it will punish your tyres.
This will cause us to lower tyre pressures slightly more than normal, especially the front left. This will help to lower tyre temperature and protect the tyre more.
Paul Ricard F1 23 setup overview
Paul Ricard is an unusual track in terms of its layout and configuration, but this results in a fairly balanced car setup in F1 23. The long straight will limit the amount of aerodynamics you can run, and you need to keep an eye on tyre wear during a race.