Spain is anything but an easy track to master in the wet in F1 22, but this wet setup will help you out.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix since 1991. We've had some rainy races around here in that time, so you need to have a wet weather setup for F1 22.
Here's how to get the most out of Spain in the wet in the F1 22 game.
F1 22 Spain wet setup
The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the toughest races in the Formula 1 game. The AI are always fast here, but our dry setup in the video below will help you out:
Barcelona has some long high-speed corners which mean you need higher downforce than normal to be quick.
We've opted for 30-40 wing angles. This will cost you some time down the pit straight, but you'll gain through the corners, especially Turn 3.
Transmission sets how power is driven to the wheels of your car. Your on-throttle diff needs to be set high towards the locked side. The 95% value means that your traction is much strong than lower values.
For the off-throttle, you need to go to the other end of the scale. Smoothness and predictability here is key, so we went all the way down to 54% off-throttle transmission.
The suspension geometry dictates how big the contact patch from the tyre is on the road. The wet tyres are very durable in F1 22, even around a circuit with high tyre wear like Spain.
So, as usual, you can go with the lowest camber and toe angles available and still do a one-stop race. That means -2.50 and -1.00 on the camber with 0.05 and 0.20 for the toe angles.
Most of your suspension settings should be around middle of the road for a good compromise in Spain. We've gone with 7-5 on the suspension and 7-5 on the anti-roll bar.
This makes the front end pointy and accurate while keeping the rear end planted.
The ride height needs to be cranked up to 4-5, this gives better stability, especially in the wet and when going over the kerbs.
The stop into Turn 1 alone necessitates a high brake pressure of 97%, but feel free to lower this if you're suffering with regular lock-ups.
54% brake bias provides a good balance between the front and rear brakes. Again, if lockups are regularly occurring at either end of the car, alter this setting.
Pirelli's new 18" tyres are a learning curve for everyone. The new tyre composition means that pressures are generally higher to keep the temperatures up, especially with less tyre blanket heating.
We've gone with 23.7 psi on the front and 22.7 psi on the rear. This will allow you to do a one-stop without trouble and keep temperature in the tyres without overheating them.
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