Arguably the most enjoyable track to drive in Formula 1, the Red Bull Ring can still be a real test. Our F1 23 Austria setup will help you master the mountains.
F1 23 Austria setup
Austria is a simple, yet deceptively difficult circuit in Formula 1. Fans love the multiple long straights which make passing relatively easy. There are some good passing zones here, including the slow corners at the end of all three DRS zones.
Just like with the game itself, the best Austria setup has changed over the months. Here's our updated F1 23 Austria setup.
We recommend 19-15 for the aerodynamic setup.
This makes the car nice and slippery for the straights, particularly the epic uphill climb. The front downforce will also help with the heavy braking into the tricky T3.
The transmission sets how the rear wheels rotate in relation to each other. We’ve gone with 50% on-throttle differential and 51% off-throttle differential.
This will help you throw the car into the faster corners, whilst also enabling you to get the power down nice and quick after the slower sections.
We recommend setting the camber to -2.60, -1.00 for the front and back respectively. This is the current meta for F1 23.
We suggest setting the toe to 0.02, and 0.16. This preserves tyre life whilst giving you the best performance.
We’ve gone for 36-10 on the suspension and 10-2 for the anti-roll bar. This gives good turn in for the slow and medium-speed corners, but plenty of stability to get back on the power without losing the rear.
Ride height is set to 33-39. This protects you from the nasty kerbs in Austria without creating too much drag down the straights.
100% brake pressure is still the meta, while 54% brake bias is a good balance between front and rear for Austria.
Locking up is still possible, however, especially at the top of the climb, so feel free to adjust the balance for the climb.
A front tyre pressure of 22.9 PSI and a rear pressure of 20.3 PSI is optimum for Austria.
This will keep the tyres in good condition throughout the stint, but you will need to get heat into them quicker after a pitstop.
These setups are intended for intermediate players who may still be using assists like traction control and ABS. However, if you are looking for an extra edge then you can try a few of these adjustments:
- Decrease the wing levels by 1-3 clicks to improve top speed
- This will make the car less capable on turn-in and less stable in high-speed direction changes
- If the car doesn't feel like it is doing what you want on turn-in then raise the front wing a click or two
- If the car is too loose at low speeds try moving the off-throttle differential for more stability
- For a more "pointy" car stiffen the front suspension & anti-roll bar
- This will make getting traction trickier
- Don't be afraid to move brake bias during the lap. More frontward will give better performance in heavy braking zones, and a rearward for lighter braking zones
- Lockups are easier to achieve in F1 23 than previous games. Front locking is less catastrophic than rear locking, and which way you go from our mark will increase your chances of a lockup in that direction
- Add a click of tyre pressure for short online races to improve tyre warm-up!
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