Italy is the final European round of the F1 23 season and you'll want to head to the flyaways on a high with our setup.
With that in mind, here's our best F1 23 Italian Grand Prix setup for you, as well as some alterations that you can make to tailor it specifically to your driving style!
F1 23 Italy setup
The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza has the highest top speed of any circuit on the F1 calendar. In qualifying, average speeds top 160 mph (257 kph) and cars can reach up to 230 mph (370 kph) at the end of the pit straight.
You'll be running the lowest downforce levels of the season here for optimum top-end speed. Despite this and multiple DRS zones though, passing is difficult, but the best spots are into the three chicanes.
Italy, though, isn't tough on the tyres. Your fronts will last the distance, but your rears can suffer if you're putting the power on too hard out of the chicanes. One-stops are usually the best strategy around Monza.
Straight line speed is everything in Monza. If you're not fast on the straights, you're a sitting duck to the cars behind. 8-11 gives you very low drag levels and enough turn-in for the chicanes, Parabolica and Lesmo.
The transmission settings dictate how the rear wheels rotate in relation to one another. We’ve gone with 65% on-throttle diff and 60% off-throttle diff.
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 61% or 62%.
Your suspension geometry should be set close to the smallest camber and toe angles. We've gone with -2.50, -1.00, 0.00, and 0.10. This will give you a lot of grip and won't impact your tyre life too much.
We’ve gone for 39-17 on the suspension and 15-3 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 33-36, a little above the lowest it can go. This produces a lot of grip through the corners without creating much drag down the straights.
Braking has changed a lot in F1 23, but the best settings haven’t. 100% brake pressure is still ideal, while 56% brake bias is a good balance between front and rear for Italy.
The Pirelli rubber hasn’t changed much for F1 23, though the pressure settings are broader this year. We've gone with 22.7-20.5 psi on the front/rear. 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
- 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
- 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
- Add a click of tyre pressure for short online races to improve tyre warm-up!
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