F1 2020 Australian Grand Prix Wet Setup: Aero, Transmission & more!

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Australia remains a staple of the Formula One calendar, with fans eagerly anticipating this first race.

Boasting a blend of fast straights and complex sections, it makes for some awesome racing.

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We've covered a dry race setup already, but now, let's take a look at the wet.

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Aerodynamics

Grip is hard to find in the wet, as is to be expected, so this setup will make sure that traction is a priority.

Australia Wet Aero

For aero, we've gone with a value of 7 on the front and 9 on the rear wing.

This should keep both the front and rear planted throughout much of the lap.

Transmission

For the diffs, we've gone with an on-throttle diff of 50%, which is common throughout wet setups.

Australia Wet Trans
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This is then coupled with an off-throttle diff of 65%.

This should provide the best maneuverability throughout the lap, and avoid any unruly spins that may occur.

Suspension Geometry

We've gone with a geometry setup that is very similar to the dry one, but slightly less aggressive.

Australia Wet Sus Geo

This means camber of -2.60 on the front and -1.00 on the rear, and toe of 0.06 on the front and 0.23 on the rear.

This should keep the car stable, and maintain as much speed as possible!

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Suspension

To keep the grip high we run a firm setup with a higher than average ride height.

Australia Wet Sus

This means we've gone with suspension of 2 and 3, coupled with anti-roll bars of 6 and 8.

This is then finished with a ride height of 8 on the front and 9 on the rear.

Brakes

We've gone with a brake bias value of 88% to avoid lockups which can be race-ending in wet conditions.

Australia Wet Brakes
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This is coupled with a pretty standard brake bias of 52%.

Tyres

The final thing to sort out is your tyre pressures.

Australia Wet Tyres

For this, we've gone with 21.8psi on the front and 19.5psi on the rear.

These values should aid grip throughout the lap when in the wet.