Mexico is the highest circuit on the F1 calendar, with its altitude creating a unique problem when it comes to the best setup. Our F1 23 Mexico setup will help you soar through the clouds of Mexico City.
F1 23 Mexico setup
The Circuit Hermanos Rodriguez's high elevation presents a unique challenge for the setup. Your wing angles will generate less downforce, but you also need low wings for the very long pit straight, so balance is key.
With all the various updates to F1 23 since its release, the ideal setup for Mexico has changed considerably. Here is our updated F1 23 Mexico setup.
We recommend 25-20 for the aerodynamic settings.
This will create the required slippiness for the straights, whilst generating the downforce for the slower corners.
We’ve gone with 50% on-throttle differential and 50% off-throttle differential.
This will work with the wings to help steer the car through the famous stadium complex. Be careful getting the power down out of the slower corners however as you may spin.
We suggest a front and rear camber of -2.60 and -1.00 respectively. This will push the car around corners whilst generating heat for the tyres on the straights.
We've gone with 0.00 and 0.10 for the front and rear toe respectively. This will give you grip when needed without sacrificing tyre life.
We’ve gone for 22-9 on the suspension and 7-2 for the anti-roll bar. This will make the car flexible for the slow and medium-speed corners, whilst providing plenty of stability in the faster sections.
Ride height is set to 33-36. This will lift the car away from the perilous kerbs whilst also adding to the aerodynamic performance.
100% brake pressure with 56% brake bias is a good balance between front and rear for Mexico.
Locking up is still very much possible with this setup, so feel free to adjust the brake bias if you're producing too much tyre smoke.
We have gone with 22.9 psi for the front tyres and 20.3 psi on the rear.
This will give optimum performance whilst keeping life in the rubber for longer stints.
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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