Interlagos, the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix, is a fan favourite on the F1 calendar. Use our F1 22 Brazilian Grand Prix setup guide to make it your favourite too.
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For many years, Interlagos has been the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix. In that time, it has played host to the Formula 1 season finale on multiple occasions. Among those finales are classics, such as the legendary 2008 Brazilian GP, in which Lewis Hamilton won the world championship on the final lap.
Whether you are hoping to repeat his heroics, to get a feel for the circuit before this weekend’s 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix, or simply to make it through your next F1 22 My Team race, then you’ll need a good setup. Thankfully for you, we have created this fast, yet beginner friendly Interlagos setup guide.
F1 22 Brazil Setup Guide: Aerodynamics and Transmission
As is the case with most F1 circuits, Interlagos requires you to make a bit of compromise when it comes to your aerodynamics. Low wing levels are useful for the long start-finish straight as well as the Reta Oposta between turns 3 and 4. However, if your wings are too low, you’ll struggle through the second sector in particular.
To strike a balance, we went with 12-24 on the front and rear wings. This is a little on the high side, but we found that it led to the car that was most reliable under traction and mid-corner. However, you will find yourself suffering a little down the straights. If you aren’t able to compete in a straight line, try lowering these values a touch.
As for the transmission, a mostly unlocked setup is often the way to go in F1 22. Interlagos is no different. An on-throttle setting of 55% with an off-throttle setting of 60% gave us the best results. With these figures, you can rely on your rear tyres to avoid wheelspin on the exit of slow corners.
For the most part, our recommended suspension geometry settings don’t change much from circuit to circuit. This is because running your camber settings to the right, front toe to the left, and rear toe to the right, always gives you a drivable, beginner-friendly car.
In Brazil, we found that taking the front and rear camber just a notch to the left yielded some positive results. This equates to –2.60 for the fronts and -1.10 on the rears. This ought to give you good grip without stressing the tyres unduly.
The front toe setting isn’t very impactful. We suggest running a minimum value of 0.05, but it doesn’t make much of a difference. However, for your rear toe, 0.50 is the best for providing stability at the rear end.
A soft suspension setup will usually give you a predictable car which doesn’t lurch around randomly in the middle or on the exit of a corner. As such, 1-1 stiffness settings for the front and rear suspension is the way to go at Interlagos. If you think that you could use a little more bite at the front of your car, consider raising your front stiffness a little.
Next up are the anti-roll bars. In this regard, Brazil is once again fairly typical. 3-9 provides a nice balance and a car which doesn’t suffer from lazy mid-corner understeer.
Finally for this section we have the ride height. The best values here depend a little bit on how good you are at avoiding the kerbs. For us, 7-4 provided the comfort and clearance needed to deal with the track surface and kerbs in Sao Paolo. However, as with the wing levels, you can lower the car a bit to improve straight line speed, if you’re brave enough.
F1 22 Brazil GP: Brakes and Tyres
Now we get to the simpler part of the setup. For your brakes, as at almost every circuit in F1 22, we recommend running 100% brake pressure to gain the maximum potential deceleration power.
Combining this with a 50% brake bias means that the front brakes won’t lock up due to being overworked. If you do find that you are struggling with lock-ups, though, lower the pressure until you’re more comfortable.
Tyre temperature can be pretty tough to get under control at the Brazilian Grand Prix. To combat overheating rubber, we recommend running the minimum tyre pressures available. More specifically, going with 22.5psi at the front and 20.5psi for the rears is our preference.
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