It doesn't get much better than a wet race around Brazil in F1 22 and we've got the setup you need.
Interlagos is the spiritual home of the Brazilian Grand Prix and a real fan-favourite. We love this circuit, and we're here to guide you on how best to tackle this beast when the heavens open.
F1 22 Brazil wet setup
Interlagos is made up of a mix of low and medium speed corners. It also has two long straights that make up around half the circuit's length though, so striking a good balance for a setup is tough.
You need good rotation in the car but also a high top speed otherwise you will be a sitting duck to be passed on the straights.
Even in the rain, your wing angles need to be relatively low to be fast in Brazil.
15-20 wings still provide a lot of top-end speed for the long back and pit-straight. This will also make enough downforce to be planted through the twisty sections in the middle sectors.
This section of the setup is all about transmitting the power of the engine through the wheels of the car.
We’ve gone for 95% on-throttle differential, as this allows for a smooth power curve, even in the wet.
60% off-throttle differential provides extra rotation on turn-in as you bleed off the brakes through the long corners in the middle sector.
Your suspension geometry needs to be setup for maximum mechanical grip. This is at the expense of tyre life, but the new wets are so durable, that a one-stop is easily achievable ever then.
That means our setup uses -2.50 for the front camber and -1.00 on the rear. For the toes, we've gone for 0.05 on the front and 0.20 on the rear.
This part of the setup can be highly personal based on your driving style.
The 6-1 suspension and 5-1 anti-roll bars provide a good, solid and responsive ride that won't snap on you either.
The 3-4 ride height keeps you steady through the final corners and Senna S while also providing a bit of rake for better straight-line speed.
Brakes can be at lower pressures than anywhere else on the calendar in Brazil. That's not to say there aren't any significant braking zones, but with the exception of Turn 4, that's it.
We’ve gone with 93% brake pressure and 52% brake bias, as this gives you a good chance to defend and attack while also having a lot of balance between the front and rear brakes.
If you do find you are locking up in practice though, reduce the brake pressure by a few points.
The new spec Pirelli tyres for this season are harder to heat up. This does mean though that you can run higher pressures, which make for more overall grip from the car.
We have found success with 23.5 psi on the front tyres and 22.5 psi on the rears, these both provide excellent levels of grip while not overheating.
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