If there's one race track that wants to steal the crown from Monaco it's Las Vegas. Back on the calendar for the first time in over 40 years, you'll need our F1 23 Las Vegas setup to conquer Sin City!
F1 23 Las Vegas setup
This track has 17 corners, with at least six of them taken flat out. With others flowing quickly together you'll barely notice they are meant to be two corners. The circuit is dominated by the massive blast down the Las Vegas Boulevard, otherwise known as The Strip, and that's what you have to focus the setup around if you want to go well here.
We have stripped as much wing off the setup as we can get away with here. A 10-9 aerodynamic setup will spur you on down the main straight.
This can compromise corner performance a little, so be careful in the slower-speed sections of the track.
This part of the setup is all about how the rear wheels are allowed to rotate in relation to each other. We've gone with 50% on-throttle and 50% off-throttle here.
This is a bit of a gamble, but that's just perfect for the bright lights of Las Vegas.
You want to use -2.50 for the front camber and -1.00 for the rear camber. The front toe should be set to 0.00 and rear toe is set to 0.10.
This will keep the car pointy in the fast sweeps, whilst also providing turning in the slow corners.
We're going with 29-9 for the suspension and 14-11 for the anti-roll bars. This will help keep the car stiff as it navigates the switchbacks and chicanes.
Ride height is set to 32-36. It's pretty aggressive given how many kerbs you will be taking in this race, but it will pay you back by making the car slippy down the straights.
We're going with 100% brake pressure and 56% brake bias for Las Vegas. This will help slow the car in the rare heavy braking sections.
If you aren't using the ABS assist then lockups can be an issue here, as a result you should lower the brake pressure a touch if you are experiencing lots of locking up in practice.
We've gone with 24.2 PSI on the front tyres and 21.3 PSI for the rears.
This will give you good tyre life and keep everything in the right temperature range for the whole lap.
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
- 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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