F1 2021 Britain Setup: Silverstone setup, Career Mode, My Team, & more
Silverstone is a thrill-ride of a track that requires a good setup or you’ll quickly be in the barriers!
It’s British Grand Prix weekend and F1 2021 release day! That means it’s a great time to go for race around Silverstone, even if your My Team or Career save might not be there just yet.
However, F1 2021’s handling is very different compared to the previous game so you will need a completely new setup for the British Grand Prix.
We’ve put in the laps to create a setup that should be very friendly for you, as well as fast!
F1 2021 Britain setup
Silverstone is a truly glorious track, full of fast, sweeping corners and chances to go wheel-to-wheel with other drivers. From The technical Village section to the sweeping corners of Copse, Maggots, Becketts, and Stowe, there is nothing quite like Silverstone.
The aerodynamics set the downforce levels for the car.
With so many fast sweeps you need a good level of wing on the car to keep it planted to the tarmac. We’ve gone with 6-8. This should keep the car pointy in the slower corners and predictable when you get to the mid-corner of places like Copse and Stowe.
Transmission settings dictate how the power is deployed through the rear wheels.
We’ve gone with our favourite setting of 70% on-throttle differential and 55% off-throttle.
You can bump up the on-throttle for qualifying, as it will give you a bit more traction out of the corners. Just beware that it may push the car wider in some corners.
Suspension geometry sets how the tyres are aligned to the body of the car.
Here we’ve gone with the traditional and ultra-predictable full right on the front camber and full left on the rear camber.
We’ve added a click of toe to 0.06, but rear toe is also set to fully left.
Suspension is one of the most personal parts of the setup, you can create oversteer or understeer in the car here to suit your driving style.
We’ve gone with 3-5 in the suspension and 2-6 in the anti-roll bars. This will keep the car level and predictable through the course of the lap. Any stiffer in the rear and you’ll start to get oversteer on corner exit which will catch you out through the fast corners like Copse.
The ride height is set to 2-8. With so much of the lap at full throttle you need to allow room for the rear of the car to squat down without stalling out your aero. It will also let you get a little greedy with kerbs which is a must to put in fast laps around Silverstone.
Brakes are pretty simple around Silverstone.
With pretty straight-forward braking zones and only a few big stops we’ve gone with 100% brake pressure. 56% brake bias will prevent rear locking, which will throw you into the barriers.
If you still find you are locking up too much then drop the pressure down a few clicks.
Tyre life around Silverstone is a constant battle.
We’ve gone with 23.0psi on the fronts and 23.5psi on the rears.
The front-left tyre takes a battering around Silverstone, but this setup is kind enough to get you through a stint without too much worry so long as you aren’t sliding the car around. If you find the front left is going off a bit too quick though then drop the pressure there by a click or two.
We are continually testing and updating our setups so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly!