F1 2021 Dutch Setup: Zandvoort setup, Career Mode, My Team, & more

The sandy banks of the North Sea are not easy to master, but with the right setup it can be a breeze.

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f1 2021 dutch setup guide

F1 2021 has finally hit the arrived, bringing with it a brand new challenge for players to tackle.

With new handling, simply doing copying across your setups from last year won’t get the job done.

If you are to conquer the winding ribbon that is Zandvoort, you need a setup to match.

F1 2021 Dutch setup

Zandvoort is an unfamiliar track for many F1 fans. It only arrived on the game last year, and the real-life 2020 race there ended up being cancelled.

Zandvoort is a flowing, banged, and twisty piece of tarmac that needs a well-balanced car to succeed. With only one true straight, it’s got a lot of similarities with Suzuka.

Aerodynamics

Because of all the corners, we need some downforce. But we aren’t talking Spain or Hungary levels here.

F1 2021 Dutch setup aero

We’ve set the wings to 7-8. This gives plenty of stability through the twists and turns but keeps the car feeling competitive down the straight.

Transmission

The transmission setting establishes how the power gets through the rear wheels and into the tarmac.

F1 2021 dutch setup transmission

We’ve gone with 80% on-throttle differential to really drive the car out of the corners. This won’t hurt the rears too much here, but if you are sliding out of the corners then drop the number down a touch.

The off-throttle differential is set to 55% to give you plenty of rotation when on the brake pedal too.

Suspension Geometry

This part of the setup establishes how the wheels are aligned to the body of the car.

F1 2021 dutch setup suspension geometry

Front camber is set to fully right with the rear camber set fully left.

Front toe gets a click to 0.06. With rear toe set to fully left.

Suspension

Suspension is one of the most personal parts of the setup. Because it can create under- or oversteer it reacts to your own driving style.

F1 2021 dutch setup suspension

We’ve gone with 3-6 on the suspension and 9-9 for the anti-roll bars. That stiffer setting will give the car the ability to flick through the direction changes and feels stuck to the road.

Ride height is set to 4-8. This will let you climb some kerbs as well as stop the car from bottoming out through the faster corners, which will quickly throw you into the barriers.

Brakes

Stopping power is important, but with so many small and tricky braking zones you can’t get too over-eager.

F1 2021 dutch setup brakes

We’ve gone with 98% brake pressure and 57% brake bias. The pressure will keep you competitive into the only overtaking spot (turn 1) while the added front click of brake bias will prevent rear locking.

If you do find yourself locking up too frequently then lower the pressure.

Tyres

The tyres need a different approach for this year.

F1 2021 dutch setup tyres

We’ve gone with 21.8psi on the front tyres and 23.5psi on the rears.

The tyre life isn’t especially critical here, and if you are smooth with your input it shouldn’t be a worry.

We are continually testing and updating our setups so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly!

Toby Durant

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

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