F1 22 may well be the last F1 game that will feature the French Grand Prix for quite a while. With this F1 22 France setup guide, you can make the most of it while it’s still around.
Circuit Paul Ricard has never been a fan favourite. For a variety of reasons, the current host circuit of the French Grand Prix has proved largely unpopular. However, the combination of big straights and long, drawn out corners makes for an interesting challenge to drive.
F1 22 France Setup Guide: Aerodynamics and Transmission
It can be tempting to run high downforce at Paul Ricard. After all, there are plenty of long, sweeping bends and a mixture of high, medium and low speed corners. However, the straights that do exist are pretty long, and mechanical grip can make up for an overall lack of downforce. That being said, you can’t go too far in the other direction either – some wing angle is still needed.
We recommend going with 15-30 as your front and rear wing settings here. The hefty rear wing helps to stabilise the car on the exits of the low speed corners. If you take much more downforce out of your setup, you will find yourself struggling in the higher speed corners, in particular turn 1.
As for your transmission, we have found that 50% for the on-throttle and 65% for the off-throttle are ideal for Paul Ricard. This way you are is stable and easy to drive in traction zones without being too sluggish.
Suspension Geometry and Suspension
When it comes to Suspension Geometry, most setups will feature even front and rear camber settings. However, in France we suggest that you do something a little bit different. For your front camber, a setting of -3.00 helps with mechanical grip during the longer corners without stressing the tyres too much. For your rears, a simple -1.00 setting gives you the stability you need.
For most tracks, a toe setup of 0.05 on the front and 0.50 on the rear tends to do the trick. Paul Ricard is no different. Feel free to experiment with the front toe setting, as its not very impactful overall. However, the rear setting is important, once again to ensure you have a stable, drivable car.
Next we move on to the suspension stiffness. Stiff suspension can lead to a twitchy car, and it monsters the tyres too. For the French grand prix circuit, we recommend 2-1 for your front and rear suspension settings. This protects the tyres while giving you just enough responsiveness at the front end.
Anti-roll bars are important here, as there are plenty of extended corners during which the car has the potential to lazily wash out wide. To keep it from doing so, run 3-11 for your front and rear anti roll bars. As for the ride height, there are a few chunky kerbs to watch out for. 5-7 should give you enough clearance for a smooth ride.
Brakes and Tyres
At Paul Ricard, as with most circuits in F1 22, brake settings of 100% pressure and 50% bias can’t be beaten. However, if you do still find yourself locking your front tyres a lot despite the rearward bias, there’s no shame in lowering the brake pressure setting.
Given the nature of the circuit, tyres can be pretty vulnerable. However, they seem to be able to stand up to more punishment at Paul Ricard than in previous F1 games. As such, you can get away with tyre pressures of 24.0psi at the front and 22.0psi at the rear of the car. If, however, you find your tyres overheating, lower these values before you try anything else!
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