Albert Pak has undergone major changes for the 2022 season, which means the F1 22 Australia setup is very different from years past.
With several corners widened and an entire chicane removed, the Melbourne track is now a super-fast, flowing circuit that requires a big dose of bravery and the right setup to nail.
Here's our F1 22 Australia setup.
This setup has been updated for patch 1.06 handling change
F1 22 Australia setup
Albert Park's changes are dramatic.
The changes mean we need less downforce and more top-speed than previous visits to Melbourne. However, that final sector can still catch out the unwary.
Codemasters has given players full control of the aero range this year.
We have gone with 17-26 wings. This keeps the car responsive for those quick flicks and provides enough rear downforce without creating too much drag on the straights.
This part of the setup defines how the power is pushed through the rear wheels.
We've gone with 60% on-throttle differential. This provides great traction and flow out of the corners.
The 54% off-throttle differential allows for more rotation on turn-in.
It looks like not much is changing when it comes to suspension geometry this year.
This setup has -2.50 front camber and -1.00 rear camber, with 0.05 front toe and 0.20 rear toe.
This is the most personal part of any setup.
We've set the suspension to 5-8 and the anti-roll bars to 5-6.
This creates a predictable and consistent platform that isn't thrown by the kerbs around Melbourne.
Ride height is set to 6-6, this provides some of the stability we have lost in the tyre pressures since the handling update.
With only a handful of big stops, this isn't the most crucial part of the setup, but the ability to brake last is always good!
This setup uses 100% brake pressure and 50% brake bias for maximum stopping performance.
If you find you are locking up too much with this then dial the brake pressure back a touch.
Tyre pressures are a tricky thing to get right.
We've found good performance from 23.0 psi on the front tyres and 21.3 psi on the rears.
This provides good front grip to counter the understeer that is naturally baked into these cars, while giving enough traction without burning through your rears.
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