Imola is a magical and iconic track but it's also extremely hard to get right, which is where our F1 22 Imola setup comes into play!
The rolling Emilia Romagna hills are home to one of the very best tracks in racing, but to conquer it you need a good and consistent setup as there is no margin for error.
This setup has been updated for patch 1.06 handling change
F1 22 Imola setup
Imola is full of narrow chicanes, tight corners, and very few overtaking points.
That makes qualifying key, but also tyre wear as it has a huge pitlane and you can lose a ton of time taking an extra stop.
This setup is tuned to keep you on the asphalt with consistent front-end performance through your stint.
The wing levels have been totally opened up by Codemasters in F1 22.
We have gone with an inverted wing level for Imola, setting them at 32-26.
This provides turn-in performance, getting your nose into those tricky chicanes and letting you carry speed.
This part of the setup dictates how power is transferred to the rear wheels.
We've gone with 62% on-throttle differential. This helps keep the rear of the car stable on corner exit.
The 54% off-throttle differential is again to help with corner entry and rotation.
This part of the setup dictates how the tyres are aligned to the body of the car.
Not too much has changed with the geometry in F1 22. -2.50 on the front camber and -1.00 on the rear camber is still the best way to go. With 0.05 front toe and 0.20 rear toe.
This part of the setup is very personal and can depend on your driving style.
We've gone with 6-1 suspension and 6-1 anti-roll bars.
This keeps the car very predictable and pointy into the corners.
Ride height is set to 6-5. This creates a bit more downforce via the rake and will help you ride the kerbs a bit more, especially at the Variante Alta chicane.
With so few overtaking opportunities, stopping power is key.
We've gone with 100% brake pressure and 50% brake bias. This gives you maximum stopping power and negates lockups as much as possible.
If you find yourself locking up then drop the brake pressure by a few points until you get a good balance, then pump it back up again!
Tyre pressures are crucial to keeping temperatures stable and getting the most out of your mechanical grip.
We've had good success with 23.3 psi on the front tyres and 21.5 psi on the rears. This gives good front-end bite and rear traction without cooking your new Pirelli rubber!
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