A favourite for multiplayer lobbies, Baku can be a punishing track to master. This F1 23 Azerbaijan setup will help you avoid the barriers of Baku!
F1 23 Baku setup
A circuit dominated by long straights and tight 90-degree corners, Baku is Monaco on steriods. For half the lap you feel like you've not got enough downforce and the other half you have way too much.
Our F1 23 Azerbaijan setup will see you conquer on the shores of the Black Sea!
We've set our aerodynamics in Baku to 13-12.
This gives just enough front end to get into the corners whilst keeping the rear stability to get the power down.
We recommend a transmission setup of 51% on-throttle and 50% off-throttle.
This will give the car a bit more traction when coming out of the corners, but can also provoke spins if you get the power down too early.
We've gone with -2.50 for the front camber and -1.20 for the rear camber. This will come into play down the long pit straight in Baku.
The toe values should be 0.00 and 0.10. This will get heat into the rubber down the various straights.
We suggest setting the suspension to 20-8 and the anti-roll bars to 8-1. This will provide good rotation for the car into those slow corners that litter the middle part of the lap.
Ride height is set to 32-33. This will keep you extra slippery down the straights, just be careful riding the kerbs.
We've set the brakes at 100% brake pressure and 56% brake bias.
Baku has some heavy braking zones at the end of long straights, so this will give you the stopping power needed to bleed off all that speed.
We've gone with 23.0 PSI on the front tyres and 20.2 PSI on the rears.
This is optimum for the street surface of Baku, getting heat into the rubber when it's needed most.
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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