When the heaves open in France in F1 22, you need a optimsied wet weather setup.
F1 22 France wet setup
Paul Ricard has four sections of circuit where you'll be knocking on the door of 200 mph (320 kph). You'll also be asking a lot of the aerodynamics and mechanical grip, as there are several high and slow speed corners.
That means that nailing the setup around here is very difficult. Don't worry though, we've got you covered with the dry weather setup in the video linked above.
The back-to-back back-straights necessitate low downforce in France. You do need to turn this up a little higher than normal though, because you'll lose handfulls of time through the corners if you don't.
So, we've opted for 15-20 wing angles. You'll still be quick down the straights but also rapid through quick corners like Signes.
Transmission sets the differential settings of your car. This dictates how exactly power is transmitted through to the rear wheels.
So, we've found that 95% on-throttle differential which limits wheelspin when getting on the power out of slow corners.
60% off-throttle diff helps the car stay consistent through high-speed corners where you're off the accelerator.
Like always in the rain, you need to have as much mechanical grip as possible from the suspension geometry. This means you need to lower the camber and toe angles to the lowest possible values.
So, -2.50 the front camber and -1.00 rear camber are ideal. As are the tront toe of 0.05 and 0.20 on the rear.
Your suspension will have to be on the softer side, as this allows for more body roll without the car snapping off-line.
We've gone with 2-1 suspension and 5-1 anti-roll bars. This provides a stable platform that has good turn-in performance and lets the rear of the car grip up gradually as weight transfers rather than snapping on you.
The ride height of 3-4 keeps you quick down the straights and gives the rear of the car some space to load up without bottoming out or scraping over the kerbs.
You need some good stopping power for the French Grand Prix, especially for the braking zones in Turns 1 and the end of the first back straight.
We've gone with 97% brake pressure and 53% brake bias. This gives you maximum stopping power for the major overtaking points.
If you find you are locking up too much with this setting then drop the brake pressure a few points.
Your tyres won't be overheating around Paul Ricard, even when the pressures are pumped up.
We've found good success at Le Castellet with 23.7 psi on the front tyres and the max of 23.0 psi on the rears.
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