F1 2021 is here at last and giving you the chance to make your racing dreams a reality.
With a new game that follows the real-world changes of F1, come a whole new handling and physics model that includes the reduced downforce of the 2021 cars compared to the 2020 season.
As a result, new setups are required to get the best out of your car. While the options for tweaking your setup haven’t changed, the results have. Fortunately, we have been hard at work finding a strong baseline for you to work with.
F1 2021 Singapore setup
The Singapore Grand Prix is, in many ways, more frustrating than Monaco.
A massively long lap with awkward corner after awkward corner, there are few overtaking places and it can burn through tyres and front wings very quickly. However, it can also be fun to conquer when you get the flow right.
As you would expect, for a narrow and twisty street circuit we've piled on the wing angle.
We've set the wings at 10-11, which is far from anywhere else except Monaco. Trust us, you need it.
This part of the setting establishes how power goes through the rear wheels.
We've gone with 70% on-throttle differential which will let us get the power down without burning out the rear tyres too quickly.
55% off-throttle will aid rotation, which we need a lot of.
This part of the setup defines how the wheels are aligned to the body of the car.
We've gone with a fully right setting for the front camber and fully left on the rear.
Front toe gets a click to 0.06 and rear toe is fully left.
Given how you can create oversteer or understeer with this part of the setting, it is the most personal part of the setup.
We've gone with 1-6 for the suspension and 1-6 for the anti-roll bars. This keeps the car rotating smoothly through all the tight corners and once you are used to it will let you get a real flow for the circuit.
Ride height is set to 2-8, this will stop all that rear wing from pushing the car into the ground and bottoming out.
You need some serious braking power around this circuit to maximise the lap.
As a result, we've gone with 100% brake power and 57% brake bias.
That bias should help prevent lockups with some of the awkward braking zones, but if you are still locking up a lot then drop the pressure a touch.
The tyres have a bit more pressure in them than you would expect.
The fronts are set to 23.4psi and the rears are 23.5psi. This will give you more support from the rubber through the tyres and shouldn't do too much to impact the wear. If you aren't sliding out of the corners then everything should be ok.
We are continually testing and updating our setups so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly!