Canada in the wet in F1 22 is very tricky, but this wet weather setup will help you around Montreal.
We're so glad that Canada is back on the calendar for the F1 22 season! The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a lot of fun, but it isn't easy to setup for. This is especially the case when it's wet.
Wet Canadian Grand Prix aren't rare, having a rain-effected race around once every five years. So, here's our setup guide for when the heavens open.
F1 22 Canada wet setup
Canada has a mix of long straights and slow corners, so setting the car up is difficult.
For dry conditions, our video above will help you out.
Low wings are normally the order of the day in Canada, but you'll need to turn them up a little for the rain. You need a plated rear end and a front nose that has good turn-in.
We've gone with 20-30 wings, as this gives a good amount of grip and doesn't produce much drag.
Transmission settings dictate how exactly the power is driven through the wheels when on and off the throttle.
We've gone with 95% on-throttle differential. This helps the rear of the car have more grip, even if it might make it more unpredictable.
The 60% off-throttle differential provides you with great rotation on the brakes as you go into the slower corners and stability when lifting off through the chicanes.
The suspension geometry dictates the size of the contact patches of the tyres. The lower the camber and toe angles, the more the grip, but also more tyre wear.
However, a one-stop on the very durable wet tyres isn't tough to achieve. So, we've gone with 2.50 and -1.00 cambers and 0.05 and 0.20 toes values.
You'll need to be aggressive with the kerbs in Canada, so your suspension has to be on the soft side for Montreal. 2-2 for the front and rear springs allows you to fly over the inside kerbs for the chicanes.
We've gone for 3-6 for the anti-roll bar, as this makes for a good compromise between responsiveness and stability when cornering. This will really help you out mid-corner through the chicanes.
Lastly, 4-4 ride height makes for a stable ride and one that can go over the kerbs without losing stability.
Canada is one of the toughest circuits of the year on brakes, so you need to be careful what you choose here.
The overall brake pressure doesn't change too much though, as we've gone with 95% brake pressure. A 54% brake bias towards the front gives you plenty of stopping power going into the multiple chicanes.
Of course this comes with the risk of lockups, and if you aren't able to avoid them then drop the brake pressure a few points.
Tyre pressures should be high in Canada, thanks to the excellent longevity of the wet Pirelli compound. A one-stop is always achievable around the streets of Montreal, especially in the wet.
So we've gone for 23.7 psi on the fronts and 22.7 psi on the rear tyres, as these give great levels of grip while not overheating.
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