F1 23 Belgium Setup: Online, My Team, Career Mode settings

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The new F1 game is here and you'll be able to head into the Summer break on a high thanks to this F1 23 Belgium setup. Spa has had some revisions to its barriers to improve safety, but the track itself has remained the same since 2022.

Although, Codemasters has made big handling changes that have altered how you need to drive to be fast. Codies has increased the setup options this year too, so applying your F1 22 setups won't work as you intend them to.

Here's the best F1 23 Belgian Grand Prix setup for you, as well as some adjustments you can make to tailor it specifically to your driving style.

F1 23 Belgium setup

Spa-Francorchamps is one of racing's greatest circuits. Nestled in the heart of the Ardennes Forest, Spa is infamous for weather that can change at the drop of a hat.

This is arguably the easiest circuit to overtake on the calendar. The long full-throttle zone from La Source up to Les Combes encourages overtakes and has a long DRS zone up Kemmel too.

Nailing the setup can be hard here though, as higher wing angles earn you buckets of time going around the high-speed corners in the middle sector. However, you will need good straight-line speed or you'll be a sitting duck in sectors one and three.

As long as you don't push too hard in the corners, tyre wear is rarely an issue and you can make a one-stop work in most races here.


Low downforce is the way to go around Spa, so we are trimming wings as much as possible.

F1 23 Belgium setup aerodynamics screen showing the ideal settings
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We've gone with 13-10 for this setup, letting you fly through the first and third sectors.

You could decrease these values a little to give you even more top speed, but it will leave you a bit shaky in the middle sector.


The transmission sets how the rear wheels rotate in relation to each other and this is the case for both off and on the throttle. Your tyres will rotate in a more uniform fashion than when the diff is locked.

F1 23 Belgium setup transmission screen showing the ideal settings
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F1 23 appears to have a “meta” early on in its life cycle. This can change due to updates and patches, but for now, we’ve gone with the usual 55% on-throttle differential and 53% off-throttle differential.

This allows for good rotation both on and off the throttle. That said, if the car is a bit too loose on throttle then try turning the off-throttle diff up to 54%.

Suspension geometry

Despite the changes to handling, the meta for suspension geometry hasn’t changed from F1 22. If it ain't broke, there's no reason to fix these settings.

F1 23 Belgium setup suspension geometry screen showing the ideal settings
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Maximum camber values and minimum toe settings are best in Hungary. That's -2.50, -1.00, 0.00, and 0.10. This will give you loads of grip and won't impact your tyre life too much.


The suspension has been unlocked in a similar way to what aero got last year. There is a much wider range of settings to pick from for the suspension, but the overall principle of the setup is similar to last year.

F1 23 Belgium setup suspension screen showing the ideal settings
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We’ve gone for 41-15 on the suspension and 8-6 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.

If you do feel the rear sliding as you exit corners, though, add a click or two to the rear suspension and rear anti-roll bars. If the front is too oversteery, lower the front suspension a little.

Ride height is set to 35-35, a bit above the lowest it can go. This produces a lot of grip through the corners without creating too much drag down the straights. You'll also fly up the hill into Turn 4.

While this is the optimal setting, if you're on simulation levels of damage and take too much kerb it can cause damage to your floor, so be careful.

If you are struggling to stay consistently between the white lines, then up the ride height a little to around 36 or 37 to protect yourself from race-ruining damage.


Braking has changed a lot in F1 23, but the best settings haven’t. 100% brake pressure is still ideal, while 57% brake bias is a good balance between front and rear for Hungary.

F1 23 Belgium setup brakes screen showing the ideal settings
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It is much easier to lock up in F1 23, so if you aren’t using ABS, and find this too much, then reduce the brake pressure. You may also need to move your braking point back a little.


The Pirelli rubber hasn’t changed much for F1 23, though the pressure settings are broader this year.

F1 23 Belgium setup tyres screen showing the ideal settings
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We have added some pressure for this setup. We've gone with 23.0 PSI for the front tyres and 21.0 PSI on the rears. This will help keep the tyres in good shape through the race,



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 up a point or two for more stability
  • For a more "pointy" car stiffen the front suspension & anti-roll bar in relation to the rear
    • This will make getting traction trickier
    • The reverse is true, so for a less "pointy" front end loosen the front suspenison & anti-roll in relation to the rear
  • 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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