Monza is a circuit which is known by any and all Formula 1 fans. Since the F1 World Championship began back in 1950, the circuit has hosted the Italian Grand Prix on all but one occasion. As such, it’s often viewed as one of the jewels of the F1 calendar. Here is our F1 22 Italian Grand Prix setup guide.
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One aspect of the track that makes it a fan-favourite in the modern era is its simplicity. With four long straights and one extended, flat-out corner in Curva Grande, it is crucial to have a car capable of the very highest top speeds.
However, just because it is simple, doesn’t mean that it is easy. You still need a good setup so that you can reach those peak speeds without flying off of the road in the various chicanes or fast corners.
Monza: Aerodynamics and Transmission
In order to compete at Monza, you need a rocket-ship when it comes to the straights. As such, trimming off as much downforce as you can get away with in F1 22 is the right idea.
For the Italian Grand Prix, we recommend that you run with 0-5 settings for your front and rear wings. Yes, you read that right. You should run a zero for your front wing angle.
Some purists in search of the perfect lap may suggest running a zero on the rear wing too, but if you want a car that is stable enough over a full race distance, then adding a little angle to the rear wing gives you the planted rear-end you need.
Meanwhile, for the transmission section of the F1 22 Italian Grand Prix setup menu, things are a little more conventional. For both your on-throttle and off-throttle settings, we suggest opting for 55%. This way, your traction out of the low-speed corners will be smooth. This should result in fewer crashes or spins on the exits of the first and second chicanes.
As ever, we prioritise a blend of stability and speed when it comes to our F1 22 setups. In the suspension geometry section, the best way to achieve this is usually the same at most circuits.
For your camber settings, running both sliders all the way to the right is the best way to go. This gives you front camber of -2.50 with a rear camber of -1.00. Put simply, this helps with traction and also with avoiding tyre wear.
If, however, you are finding that tyre wear isn’t an issue for you in Italy, then you could consider moving these values to the left. This should give you a bit of extra performance in the two Lesmos and the Parabolica.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the toe settings, we almost always suggest running 0.05 on the fronts and 0.50 on the rears. The front toe setting isn’t terribly impactful, so feel free to play around and see if another value is more to your liking. However, the rear toe can be important for helping you to control your car on the exit of low speed corners – something which is essential in Monza.
F1 22 Italian Grand Prix Setup: Suspension
As with the wing settings, we elected to go in a rather different direction than usual for the suspension values. Usually, a very soft suspension setup provides the stability needed for a race scenario, while simultaneously benefiting your tyre wear. However, at Monza, we’ve found it beneficial to stiffen things up a little.
The suspension values themselves that gave us the best performance were 6-1. This stiffer front suspension is very valuable when it comes to directing the nose of the car through the tight first chicane.
For the anti-roll bar settings, 10-1 does the trick nicely. Usually, our F1 22 setup guides would suggest a softer front anti-roll bar compared to the rear. However, in Monza, the reverse is superior.
As for the ride height, we actually opted for a fairly high car at 7-5. This doesn’t help with the car’s drag profile, which isn’t ideal for the long straights of the Italian Grand Prix. However, the kerbs through each of the three chicanes can be quite nasty. As such, it’s nice to run your car with some clearance beneath it.
F1 22 Monza Setup: Brakes and Tyres
Back to normality we go for the brakes. By running a brake pressure of 100% and a rearward brake bias at 50%, you maximise your cars potential stopping power. The high brake pressure can make it difficult to avoid locking up, but by shifting the braking effort to the rear wheels, we reduce the strain on the front tyres.
Speaking of tyres, our recommended tyre pressures for the Italian Grand Prix in F1 22 are as follows. For your fronts, 24.0psi does the trick nicely, while 22.0psi on the rears to match it gives you good overall performance.
If you find that your tyres are consistently overheating, the best thing to do is lower these values. In particular, the rears and the front left can take quite a beating in Monza, so watch out for those.
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