The Netherlands round of the championship requires you to have a great wet weather setup in F1 22.
We love Zandvoort and it's been a very welcome re-addition to the calendar. So, here's what we recommend for when the heaves open in Holland.
F1 22 Netherlands wet setup
Zandvoort is a twisty and undulating circuit over the sand dunes of Dutch coast. The track hasn't changed much since it was on the calendar back in the 1980s, aside from being made shorter.
Overtaking isn't easy around here. Aside from the pit-straight, passing is difficult, so qualifying is very important.
Since the average speed of Zandvoort is relatively low, that means your wing angles will need to be on the high side. Despite the re-introduction of ground effect, your aerodynamics are slightly higher than average.
We've found that 28-35 works very well for us as it provides the downforce needed for the fast and slow corners. It should also keep you competitive down the pit-straight for overtakes.
The transmission sets how the power from the engine is driven into the wheels when you're both on and off the loud pedal.
95% on-throttle differential gives you a stable rear end when powering out of the slow corners.
The 60% off-throttle differential provides the extra rotation you need when you're on the brakes or lifting off through low to medium speed corners.
The suspension geometry dictates the contact patch size on your tyres. Just like previous games, this needs to be as large as possible, so the angles for your toe and cambers has to also be as small as possible.
So, we've gone with -2.50 and -1.00 for the cambers along with 0.05 and 0.20 for the toes.
Suspension is largely down to your preferences when driving, but we'll offer our personal recommendations here. In general, the suspension has to be on the soft side, otherwise the car will be snappy when cornering.
We've gone with 2-1 on the suspension and 5-1 on the anti-roll bar. This creates a responsive front-end for good turn-in. You'll also get a stable rear that will go through the corners and back on the power easily.
The ride height is set to 5-6, which lets you ride those kerbs and go through the final corner without having to worry.
Aside from the Tarzan hairpain, there are no long braking zones in Zandvoort. However, to be quick and good in the passing points, you'll need strong brakes around here.
We've gone with 95% brake pressure and 54% brake bias to give maximum stopping power.
This can lead to lockups if you aren't careful on the brake pedal though. So, drop the pressure by a few percentage points if you're struggling to slow down without under-rotating the tyres.
The new Pirelli tyres are bigger than in previous years. So, your tyre pressures will need to be slightly higher than before, especially in the wet.
So, we've found that 23.5 psi on the front tyres and 23.0 psi on the rears gives us good grip and doesn't result in overheating.
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