F1 22 has finally arrived with its brand new cars, which means it is time for our F1 22 Bahrain setup!
The new cars are quite the challenge. Heavier, slower to respond in slow corners, but glued to the road in fast sweeps, they require a change in driving style and of course in setup.
This setup has been updated for patch 1.06 handling change
F1 22 Bahrain setup
As the first race of the season, everyone will be taking on Bahrain in Career Mode and My Team right away.
This setup is designed for stability and driveability. With the tricky turn 10 always waiting for you to lock up and the long turn 12 ready to catch you out there are lots of challenges awaiting you.
Codemasters has unlocked the full aerodynamics range this year, giving players a blank slate and the option of 0-50 on both wings.
For Bahrain we have opted for 18-15 on the wings.
The front wing has been increased since the handling patch to counter the increased understeer.
These settings will keep you competitive down the straights and glued in the long corners, just so long as your entry angle is right!
This part of the setup describes how the power of the engine goes through the rear wheels and into the tarmac.
The 60% on-throttle differential will help combat that corner-exit understeer.
The 54% off-throttle differential helps to rotate the car at the apex before you get back onto the throttle.
The meta for suspension geometry hasn't changed at all since the handling patch.
The usual -2.50 front camber holds from last year, and the -1.00 rear camber too.
0.05 front toe still feels like the right setting, as does 0.20 rear toe.
This part of the setup is always the most personal and depends on your own driving style.
We've gone with 1-2 on the suspension and 1-5 on the anti-roll bars.
This is a big change from the original setup and helps to create more rotation in the car through the corners.
So far we've created a lot of rotation, but we need to get some rear stability back through the ride height.
The 6-5 setting lets you attack the kerbs through the middle sector and will keep the rear under control through the longer corners.
This is one area that isn't changing much.
We've gone with 100% brake pressure and 50% brake bias. This once again seems to be the best setup option for getting the car slowed down and avoiding lockups.
If you are new to racing without ABS then you can drop the brake pressure slightly to help avoid lockups, once you are used to that boost it back up again!
Pirelli's new 18" rims and low-profile tyres are a challenge, and since update 1.06 require a totally different setting.
We've gone with a front tyre pressure of 23.3 psi and a rear tyre pressure of 21.5 psi.
This provides a good balance and wear for all compounds. While Bahrain is rear-limited you shouldn't struggle with traction or grip on this setup even deep into your stint.
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