F1 2020: China Grand Prix Setup, Aerodynamics, Transmission & more!

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The latest guide from us is for the omnipresent Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

There's a lot more to this circuit than meets the eye, a lot more than that main back straight for example.

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This setup focusses on consistency for race pace, and should leave you top of the podium everytime.

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So, let's jump into our setup guide for the Chinese Grand Prix!

Aerodynamics

You have to account for that long back straight as well as the numerous tighter sections of the circuit.

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As such, we've settle for a front wing of 3 and a rear wing of 6.

This should give you the pace down the straights to compete but also maintain that downforce for the corners.

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Transmission

In order to maximise traction throughout the entirety of the lap, we went with a relatively low on-throttle differential.

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That means we put our on-throttle diff at 60% and off-throttle diff at 65%.

This should help with consistency throughout a single lap and the race as a whole.

Suspension Geometry

The suspension has been adjusted with the slower parts of the track in mind.

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As such, the camber is set at -2.70 at the front and -1.20 at the rear.

For the toe, we found that a figure of 0.08 on the front and 0.32 on the rear. Here we see a slight trade-off, as this allows for maximum pace on the long straight.

Suspension

Given the orientation of the track, we've gone with a setup that should help maintain the life of the tyres, especially that front left.

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For this, we've gone with a front suspension of 2 and a rear suspension of 6. This is coupled with anti-roll bars set at 5 on the front and 8 on the rear.

The ride height has been set at 2 on the front and 3 on the rear. This should help you find pace around the varied track.

Brakes

Unfortunately, China has some heavy braking zones around the track.

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As such, we have a figure of 95% for the brake pressure, which should help you slow the car easily.

We have a balanced front brake bias of just 54%.

Tyres

The tyres can get exceptionally hot around China, so aim to keep them low.

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To achieve this, we have lowered the tyre pressures all around, with a front figure of 22.2 psi.

Similarly, for the rears, we have a pressure of 20.7 psi.