After three years away, we're all set to return to Japan in F1 22 and we're here to help with our wet weather setup.
Suzuka is a true fan-favourite, and we're so glad it's back this year! When it rains in Japan, it rains hard, so setting the car up for inclement weather isn't easy in the official F1 game.
F1 22 Japan wet setup
Suzuka has some of the most iconic and thrilling corners in the world of racing. Thanks to this, it's also very difficult to be consistent around, as it encourages you to go further into every braking zone.
Suzuka is an assault course, but we love it. Whatever the weather, it's a challenge, and we've got our dry weather setup right here for you too.
Straight-line speed is important around Suzuka, but being quick in the corners in more crucial. So, especially in the wet, you need to crank the wing angles up.
We've found that 32-38 on the wings is good for heavy rain conditions. This plants the rear end and make sure that your front is responsive.
It will cost you a little down the straights, but with no DRS in the wet, you won't have to worry about being passed too much.
Transmission sets how exactly power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels, when you're both off and on the throttle.
We've gone for 95% on-throttle differential, as this gives you plenty of overall grip while also not snapping on you when getting back on the power.
The 60% off-throttle differential gives extra rotation into the corners and also makes the car stable when off the accelerator.
Like always in the wet, a one-stop race is easily achievable. This means you can go with the smallest possible camber and toe angles. Despite it increasing tyre wear, it also increases the available mechanical grip.
So, -2.50 on the front camber and -1.00 on the rear camber are best in Japan. This is alongside 0.05 on the front toe and 0.20 on the rear toe.
In general, your suspension needs to be on the soft side for the wet. While you need good steering performance, you also need a reliable and smooth ride, which these settings will provide.
3-1 suspension springs and 3-1 anti-roll bar also allow you to run over the kerbs without fear of a spin.
The 5-6 ride height provides a decent amount of rake to help aerodynamic efficiency and give you a chance to run over the kerbs too.
Brakes are crucial around Suzuka, with several lengthy braking zones back-to-back.
So, brake pressure should be around 95% with 54% brake bias. This gives good balance between the front and rear brakes and enough pressure to make you competitive.
If you find you are locking up too much then drop the brake pressure a few points.
The new Pirelli tyres do require more heating up than in previous years. Fortunately, though, this does allow you to crank the pressures up significantly higher than you normally would though.
We've opted for 23.5 psi on the fronts and 23.0 psi on the rear. This doesn't dangerously spike surface temperatures of the tyres, while also providing more grip than usually is possible.
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