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

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The latest street circuit to join the calendar, Hanoi is a pain to master.

After many months of playing, we believe we have finally settled on the right setup for your car on this track.

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Now, let's jump into how you should setup your car to win some races in the Vietnamese street track.

Aerodynamics

Balancing the long full throttle sections of the track with the complex third sector is the issue we faced.

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Vietnam Aero
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For this, we settled on a figure of 3-7 for the wings. The higher rear wing lets you accelerate faster out of the tight corners.

The settings also keeps enough top end speed for the straights whilst helping you avoid those dreaded walls.

Transmission

The Hanoi circuit is notorious for tyre wear, meaning we have to do what we can to limit that.

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Vietnam Trans
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For this, we've gone with values of 55% for on-throttle and 60% for off-throttle.

This should ease that tyre wear slightly, and maintain enough traction for the long straights.

Suspension Geometry

Thanks to the track's tight and complex final sector, a high camber setup is necessary to maintain competitiveness.

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To this end, we've gone with -2.70 for the front and -1.0 for the rear.

This is then coupled with toe angles of 0.07 at the front and 0.26 on the rear. These figures should help make up some more straight line speed for you.

Suspension

The suspension setup is designed to let you throw the car in around the tight sections whilst keeping a responsive rear end.

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We've gone with front suspension of 2 and rear suspension at 7.

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Similarly, both anti-roll bars are set at 9 to keep the car feeling tight in that third sector.

We put ride height at 3-5, letting you attack the kerbs enough whilst maintaining speed for those long straights.

Brakes

Braking is essential on Hanoi due to the unforgiving walls and harsh braking zones.

Vietnam Brakes
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As such, we went with a brake pressure of 95% and front brake bias of 54%.

Tyres

Finally, it is essential to prolong tyre life.

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Vietnam Tyres
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As such, we've gone with a pressure of 21.8psi on the front and 19.9psi on the rear.