It might not be on the 2023 calendar but Portimao still returns for this year's game. Our F1 23 Portugal setup will see you riding the Portimao rollercoaster in style.
F1 23 Portugal setup
Formula 1 returned to Portugal after more than twenty years in 2020 as the Portimao circuit was used as a pandemic replacement track. F1 returned to Portimao in 2021, but that is the last time we have seen it used.
Much like the 2020 F1 calendar, F1 23 has seen many changes since its release. Therefore you'll need our updated F1 23 Portugal setup.
We've gone for 27-30 for the aerodynamic setup.
This will keep the rear of the car from wandering through the longer corners whilst keeping you competitive down the pit straight. The higher rear wing will also push the car to the road through the drastic elevation changes.
This part of the setup dictates how the rear wheels rotate in relation to each other. We have gone with 52% on-throttle differential and 51% off-throttle differential.
This provides good rotation through the slower corners and stability for the fast transitions. Just be cautious you don't spin out by getting the power down too early.
We suggest -2.50 for front camber and -1.00 for rear camber. This is the meta for most tracks in F1 23.
Then it's 0.02 for the front toe and 0.25 for the rear toe. This will help push the car into the corners whilst preserving the tyre heat down the straights.
We've gone with 19-5 on the suspension and 10-2 for the anti-roll bars. Keeping the car flexible will help with the faster transitions throughout the
Ride height is set to 35-29. This will protect the floor as you take on the kerbs and also give the rear wing room to shove the rear down as you fly through the corners.
We've gone for 100% brake pressure and 55% brake bias. This gives you maximum stopping power through the whole race.
There is the risk of locking up around Portimao so feel free to move the bias more towards the rear if needed.
We're running 22.7 PSI for the front tyres and 20.2 PSI on the rears.
This will preserve tyre life for the longer stints, whilst also providing the best grip for the faster corners.
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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