Jeddah is a very high-speed and intense circuit. Getting to grips with it can be difficult. To make it easier, take a look at our F1 22 Saudi Arabia setup guide.
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The Jeddah Corniche circuit, which plays host to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, is one of the newest additions to the Formula 1 calendar. It is also one of the more difficult tracks to master, thanks to its plethora of high speed twists and turns, many of which have little to no run-off area. Because of this, a setup you can trust is vital. Here is our F1 22 Saudi Arabia setup guide.
F1 22 Saudi Arabia Setup: Aerodynamics and Transmission
The single most influential aspect of any setup in F1 22 are the wings. Jeddah is actually quite a tricky circuit to work out a decent aero setup for. This is because it has many sections which are taken flat out, but there are also several fast corners that require at least a decent degree of aerodynamic grip to navigate.
With this in mind, we recommend a wing setup of 13-27. This provides just about enough front-end grip without causing you to lose precious KPH down the straights and other flat-out sections. Additionally, the higher rear wing value gives the car a more planted rear end. This helps with traction out of low-speed corners such as the final turn.
Then there is the transmission. This is another area of the setup wherein you can improve your cars traction out of low-speed corners. In this case, 50% for your on-throttle differential and 60% for your off-throttle gives you the stability you need when putting the power down.
Suspension Geometry and Suspension
Now we move on to the more complex matters – suspension. Individually, some of these settings can feel like they don’t have much of an impact. However, when you bring them all together, it causes a significant change to the behaviour of your car.
For your suspension geometry, minimum camber angles of -2.50 and -1.00 help to keep tyre wear down and helps to prevent the car from becoming twitchy. Similarly, the rear toe setting is an invaluable way to prevent rear-end instability. To achieve this, go for the maximum setting of 0.50. Meanwhile for the fronts 0.05 works nicely.
Next up is the suspension itself. Usually, a softer suspension is the way to go when you want to ensure the car is easy to drive. However, at Jeddah front end responsiveness is very important. This is because the lap involves many high-speed changes of direction. To make sure your front end doesn’t ‘wash-out’ during these parts of the lap, a relatively stiff setting of 7-1 is the way to go.
Jeddah also requires something a little different to usual when it comes to the anti-roll bars. The nature of the circuit means that body roll is a hazard, so stiff anti-roll bars of 4-11 are a good idea. As for the ride height, keeping things low is nice for reducing drag, and there aren’t too many lumps and bumps worry about. Therefore, our F1 22 Saudi Arabia setup guide suggests 4-6 for the front and rear respectively.
Brakes and Tyres
When it comes to your brake settings, personal feel is especially important. We recommend running 100% brake pressure whenever possible. However, if you find yourself consistently locking up during braking zones, consider lowering this to a value that suits you. As for the bias, a value of 52% gives you a balanced car that doesn’t stress its front or rear brakes too much.
Finally, there are the tyre pressures. Tyre temperature isn’t as much of an issue at Jeddah as you might think – particularly for the rears. As such, you can afford to run 23.8psi on the fronts and 22.0psi on the rears. If, however, you find yourself struggling with tyre temperatures, lowering these values should be the first measure you take.
If you found this guide useful, take a look at our F1 22 Bahrain Grand Prix setup guide here.
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