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F1 23 Hungary Setup Guide

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Halfway through the Formula 1 season takes you to the Hungaroring, but what is the best F1 23 Hungary setup? Here is our guide to each tab in-game.

Next stop on the 2023 Formula One calendar will take players and racers alike to the Hungaroring. With the summer break in sight and just a few races away, there is the small matter of tackling this technical beast of a circuit before one can relax.

It features many tight and twisty sections that blend into fast-flowing sweepers. Rapid direction change, aerodynamic grip and good traction are all key to getting a good F1 23 setup in Hungary. Here is our guide to all the figures one must focus on when preparing for the Hungarian GP in F1 23.

Aerodynamics

With so many fast corners that require the tyres to stick to the racing surface for a long time, downforce is important. As a result, it’s recommended to almost max-out your aerodynamics sliders. That being said, you don’t want to destabilise the car with too much downforce on a certain axle.

Aerodynamics are important in Hungary
Aerodynamics are important in Hungary – Image credit: EA Sports

After plenty of testing, we found that 40-40 on both the Front and Rear Wings was a good compromise. If you maximise the wing angles all the way to 50, the car will suffer greatly from a lack of top-end speed on the straights. Furthermore, the rear end will become more skittish at higher wing levels due to an imbalance.

Front Wing Aero40
Rear Wing Aero40

Transmission

Throughout the Hungaroring, one drives round several long, medium-speed hairpin-like turns. Turn 1, Turn 2, Turn 5 and the final two corners all punish the tyres and demand good traction. With such challenging turns, confidence is key to getting on the power at the right time. Opening the On-Throttle Differential does a good job of this making traction more progressive. Here, we went for 65% which provides good acceleration whilst not causing the rear to snap.

F1 23 Setup guide to transmission in Hungary
F1 23 Setup guide to transmission in Hungary – Image credit: EA Sports

Furthermore, good medium-speed rotation will help make a V-shape out of these corners. To help get that off-throttle rotation, we recommend also opening the Off-Throttle Differential. One can certainly go as low as 50% in the game’s current state, but we chose 55% to avoid a loose car in the faster stuff.

Differential Adjustment On-Throttle65%
Differential Adjustment Off-Throttle55%

Suspension Geometry

Out of every setup page on F1 23, the Suspension Geometry is by far the hardest to get right for long stints. Go aggressive and your tyres will fall off a cliff. But try to preserve the tyres and you’ll suffer from a lack of grip, in turn cooking the tyres.

Compromise speed for tyre wear in your F1 23 Hungary Setup
Compromise speed for tyre wear in your F1 23 Hungary Setup – Image credit: EA Sports

As you can see from our recommendation, the straight-line tyre scrub isn’t too big of an issue at Hungary. As a result, the Front Toe-Out can be raised to 0.07°. However, to increase turn-in a lower Rear Toe-In of 0.15° will help swing the rear-end round when diving into corners.

When it comes to Camber, it’s important to give the front tyre a large contact patch in the corners. So we set the Front Camber to -3.00° and with many traction zones requiring turning angle, we also went for a modest amount of Rear Camber; -1.50°.

Front Camber0.07°
Rear Camber0.15°
Front Toe-Out-3.00°
Rear Toe-In-1.50°

Suspension

Long turns and a need for stable aerodynamic downforce. That is certainly a recipe for a stiff front end in the F1 world, and that is exactly what one should go for in the F1 23 setup screen for Hungary.

Stiffen the front end and soften the rear for the perfect balance of mid-corner grip and traction on exit.
Stiffen the front end and soften the rear for the perfect balance of mid-corner grip and traction on exit – Image credit: EA Sports

For the Ride Height, it’s always important to go as low as possible to get the floor working, at Hungary, 37 will get you close to the bumps without hitting them. From here on however, the Suspension screen does get more complicated.

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As mentioned above, a stiff front end will allow the front wing to stay level and stable. For the Front Suspension, we recommend going for 35, not far from the stiffest setting. For the Front Anti-Roll Bar, 14 feels good. You will want a softer rear however for traction. So 15 for the Rear Suspension and 9 for the Rear Anti-Roll Bar should work well.

Front Suspension35
Rear Suspension15
Front Anti-Roll Bar14
Rear Anti-Roll Bar9
Front Ride Height37
Rear Ride Height37

Brakes

Several turns at Hungary in F1 23 require trail braking, it’s best to setup your car to avoid front lock-ups. The easiest way to do this without messing with your perfected suspension is to throw the Brake Bias rearwards. In this case, 59% appears to be a good balance. But this is certainly up to personal preference.

Perfect your brake bias setup for Hungary in F1 23
Perfect your brake bias setup for Hungary in F1 23 – Image credit: EA Sports

As ever, there’s no reason to reduce Brake Pressure as it will only harm your overall ability to slow the car. This must be set to 100% in any F1 23 Setup, Hungary included.

Brake Pressure100%
Front Brake Bias59%

Tyres

Any circuit with lots of direction change requires a compromise when it comes to Tyre Pressure. Lower pressures will help manage tyre wear throughout a stint, but will make the car feel lethargic. Higher pressures will boil the tyres within a lap, but provide great agility.

Tyre Pressures at the Hungaroring
Tyre Pressures at the Hungaroring – Image credit: EA Sports

Whilst it would be fun to send it for a single lap of Hungary on high Tyre Pressures, it’s important to think of the big picture. With that in mind, we went for 22.7psi at the Front and 21psi at the Rear. This balances well with the rest of the setup to make F1 cars rapid around the Hungaroring on race pace.

Front Right Tyre Pressure22.7 psi
Front Left Tyre Pressure22.7 psi
Rear Right Tyre Pressure21 psi
Rear Left Tyre Pressure21 psi

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