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Circuit de Barcelona-CatalunyaThe Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a track that many Formula 1 fans will recognise. It has often been the test track of choice and has appeared in the calendar for over 30 years. It's a well balanced track that rewards stability and a balanced car setup.
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F1 23 Spain Setup Guide
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is a staple of the Formula 1 calendar, having appeared every year since 1991. It is a track that has been used in the past for pre-season testing due to its very balanced track layout.
The Spanish track features almost every characteristic of a track, from fast straights, to slow, medium and fast corners. This is one reason it has been used as a testing track in the past, as it gives a good point of reference.
In 2023, the track layout has been changed to remove the final chicane, which has been an area of the track that drivers have asked to be removed for years. The removal of this chicane makes the track much faster and should allow for cars to follow better through the final part of the track.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is an incredibly balanced track. While it does have a couple of long straights, with the pit straight and the straight before turn 10, it also features a mixture of slow and medium-speed corners.
This leads us to recommend creating an aerodynamic setup that is well-balanced and doesn’t favour high or low downforce too much.
There are a few slow corner exits around the Spanish track in F1 23. However, the removal of the final chicane has taken away the slowest corner on the track. This leads us to recommend a higher on-throttle differential setup.
This approach will aid through corners such as the fast turn 9 as well as our of turns 12, 13 and 14. A higher on-throttle differential setup will allow your rear wheels to spin at a similar speed, which in turn will give you more push when accelerating our of a corner.
Because Spain features a range of sweeping corners that are taken at medium to high speed, a high camber setup can be beneficial. This will allow you to lean on your tyres more which in turn will provide more mid-corner grip. This will allow you to take more speed through the faster corners.
When it comes to your toe setup, you should opt for a much less aggressive setup. Reducing your toe will minimise drag and help increase your top speed down the long straights.
The Spanish track does feature some undulation, however, it is very gradual and there aren’t too many bumps that will unsettle the car. Despite this, there are some kerbs that you will want to be driving over and attacking to maximise your pace.
This should lead you to set up the suspension to be relatively balanced. In the right combination, this will lead to a car that rides the kerbs well but isn’t too soft that you are punished through the longer corners.
Leave your brake setup relatively balanced. High pressure and an average brake bias is the best route to maximise your braking around Spain in F1 23.
Due to the faster corners that are typically quite long and sweeping, your front tyres will get put under a lot of strain throughout a lap, and tyre wear can become an issue as the race progresses.
Softening your front tyre pressures will help alleviate some tyre wear, as will reducing your suspension stiffness, and your suspension geometry.
Spain F1 23 setup overview
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in F1 23 is an incredibly balanced track. Focus your car setup on remaining good at everything, while not going too aggressive in any area of your car setup.