F1 2021 has been a breath of fresh air to fans so far.
With a brand new handling model, F1 2021 demands fresh setups. Trying to re-use one from the previous game is just a one-way ticket to the barrier.
Fortunately, we have put the laps in to find a stable and well-performing setup for you!
F1 2021 Mexico setup
The Autodromo Hermanos Rodiguez is a tricky circuit to get right. Its massively long pit straight begs you to strip off the wings, but the flowing esses and tight stadium section demand a balanced and downforce-heavy car. So which will it be, straight line speed or corner performance?
You can't mess around trying to run any low wing setup here.
We've gone with 6-10 wings to provide plenty of stability through the esses and bite into the final sector. If you have put some work into your aero on the R&D side of My Team or Career Mode you could try dropping these values by 1 to regain some straight line speed.
This part of the setup describes how the power going through the rear wheels and into the tarmac.
We've gone with 70% on-throttle differential and 55% off-throttle. This will push you out of the corners without overstressing the rear tyres, while the off-throttle value will get you rotating nicely into the corners.
This part of the setup establishes how the wheels are aligned to the body of the car.
We've gone full right with the front camber and full left with the rear camber.
The front toe gets a click to 0.06 and the rear toe is set all the way left.
This is the most personal part of the setup, as you can create a lot of different levels of stiffness, oversteer, and understeer which will all be useful to certain driving styles.
We've gone with 4-6 for the suspension and 8-8 with the anti-roll bars. This will keep the car planted through the quick changes of direction and provide manageable rotation through the stadium. If you find yourself losing time there (and your line is right) then start loosening up the front values a touch.
Ride height is set to 3-7 to keep you clear of the kerbs and prevent that big rear wing from pushing the car right into the tarmac.
There aren't huge stops around Mexico.
As a result, we've gone with 97% brake pressure and 56% brake bias. This will get you stopped into turn 1 effectively and let you dab the brakes on through the esses without losing any unnecessary time.
The tyres are a little different from last year.
We've gone with 22.6psi on the front and 23.1psi on the rears. Mexico is a simple two-stopper in most occasions. It can be really miserable doing a soft-hard strategy here.
We are continually testing and updating our setups so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly!