F1 2020 British GP Setup – Dry: Qualifying & race setup for Silverstone

Want to find some pace around Silverstone’s sweeping corners? This is the setup for you!

IMG 20171001 WA0006 by Toby Durant

The British Grand Prix takes place at one of the fastest and most exhilerating tracks in the world, Silverstone.

Set on an old airfield in the heart of England, this track has hosted plenty of amazing races over the years. It’s also a favourite of millions when it comes to virtual racing.

With two long straights, several overtaking opportunities, and some amazing corners, Silverstone requires a unique setup to truly master.

Let’s dive into it.

British Grand Prix Setup guide

While the corners might scream “downforce” to you, the key really is balance and stabilty getting on the throttle.

Silverstone is a track that you take flatout for far longer than you would think in modern F1 cars.

With a lot of high-speed corners it can be tough on the tyres though, so if you stuggle with tyre wear you’ll want to make a few alterations.

Aerodynamics

Wings of 4-7 will help keep the car planted.

F1 2020 British Grand Prix aerodynamics

As you gain confidence around the circuit you can start to reduce these even more, but don’t go lower than 6 on the rear wing otherwise you’ll be spinning out at Copse!

Transmission

The 50% on throttle differential will help you get the power down early.

F1 2020 British GP differential

While the 70% off throttle will let you roll through the corners a bit smoother.

Suspension geometry

As ever in F1 games, you want to push the cambers all the way to the right, and the toe all the way to the left.

F1 2020 British GP suspension geometry

If you are struggling with tyre life then shift these one value back toward the centre.

Suspension

There are many ways to approach suspension for F1 2020, and it is the most driver-specific part of the setup.

F1 2020 British GP suspension

The 2-6 suspension gives some good turn-in, without making it overly snappy.

4-4 on the anti-roll bars seems soft but it allows for much smoother direction changes through the maggots-becketts section.

3-4 ride height gives you some kerb clearance, though not a lot, and makes the car slippy down the straights.

Brakes

This setting is pretty standard, even if it looks extreme.

F1 2020 British GP brakes

100% brake pressure gives you maximum stopping power, albeit with the biggest risk of lockups.

Moving the brake bias to 50% negates some of that lockup risk. If you aren’t confident on the brake pedal, or have just started racing without ABS, then lower the brake pressure.

Tyres

F1 2020’s reworked handling seems to favour softer tyres.

F1 2020 British GP tyres

As a result every tyre is at its lowest pressure.

This helps keep temperatures down and keeps wear under control.

Toby Durant

Currently playing: F1 2020, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Forza Horizon 4

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