Best F1 24 Controller Settings

Two race cars racing in Monaco in F1 24

Two race cars racing in Monaco in F1 24

If you’re looking for the best F1 24 controller settings, you’ve come to the right place.

Developed in collaboration with three-time World Champion Max Verstappen, F1 24's overhauled handling model brings improved traction and a new suspension system.

Thanks to EA’s Precision Drive technology, F1 24 feels great to drive even on a great controller for F1. However, if you want to maximize your track performance on a pad, there are some important controller settings you need to change. 

Here are the best F1 24 controller settings recommended by Alpine esports ambassador and YouTuber Thomb.

How to change controls

F1 24’s default controls are suitable for all skill levels. However, if you want to change the controls for accelerating, braking, or changing gear, you can easily change the button mapping.

F1 24 controller preset menu
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To change the controls, go to Settings > Controls, Vibration, & Force Feedback. Then select Controller Preset. From here, you can map the controls for each button.

Once you are happy with the button mapping, it’s time to calibrate the controller. To access the calibration menu, go to Settings > Controls, Vibration, & Force Feedback. Then select Generic Settings and press the on-screen button to test the controls.

Move the analog stick from left to right and fully press the accelerator and brake to test the controls. If they don’t go back to 0, increase the deadzone for each input accordingly. This is important as your performance will be compromised if the controller is not calibrated correctly.

Best F1 24 controller settings

While many of the controller settings can be left on default, tweaking a few will improve your driving experience.

First, increase the Steering Rate from 100% to a maximum of 160%. This will increase the car's steering speed and make it more responsive, allowing you to be more precise with your inputs.

F1 24 controller settings menu
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Next, increase the steering linearity to 30%. This will make the steering less sensitive to minor movements of the analog stick. A higher linearity provides smoother steering.

When calibrating the steering saturation, check if the maximum and minimum steering inputs reach 100 in the test menu when moving the analog stick. If not, increase the steering saturation by 1 until it reaches 100% on either side.

F1 24’s traction is much easier to control than F1 23, so Throttle Linearity can be left at 0. However, if you are struggling with traction, you may need to adjust the throttle linearity. If so, try adjusting the Throttle Linearity to 20.

Similarly, increasing the Braking Linearity can make braking smoother and reduce lock ups. Start with 30 and experiment until you find the most comfortable setting.

By default, the controller Vibration and Force Feedback strength is set to 100. If you’re not feeling much vibration in the triggers, this can be increased to 120 but can otherwise be left at default.

F1 24 vibration and force feedback settings
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We recommend reducing the Off-Track vibration from 100 to 50. This will make the controller vibrate less during contact or going off track, which can be distracting.

However, the most important setting to change is the Wheel Rotation. By default, the rotation is set to 400 degrees, which is optimized for wheels rather than controllers. Reducing the Wheel Rotation to 320 degrees will make the steering far more responsive on a controller, making it easier to navigate tight turns.

With these controller settings, you’ll be dominating the race in no time. Here’s a summary of the best F1 24 controller settings:

Calibration

  • Steering Rate: 160%
  • Steering Deadzone: 0
  • Steering Linearity: 30
  • Steering Saturation: 0
  • Throttle Deadzone: 0
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  • Throttle Linearity: 0
  • Throttle Saturation: 0
  • Brake Deadzone: 0
  • Brake Linearity: 30
  • Brake Saturation: 0

Vibration & Force Feedback

  • Vibration & Force Feedback: On
  • Vibration & Force Feedback Strength: 100
  • On Track Effects: 100
  • Rumble Strip Effects: 100
  • Off Track Effects: 50
  • Pit Stop Effects: 50
  • Wheel Damped: 50
  • Maximum Wheel Rotation: 320º

For more on F1 24, check out our guides on how to change the difficulty, adjust the race length, and use DRS. You can also find out our verdict in our review.

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