How to get a Good Start in F1 24

F1 24 Good Start
Credit: EA / Codemasters

F1 24 Good Start
Credit: EA / Codemasters

If you wnat to get a good start in F1 24, this is the guide you need. Overtaking in Formula 1 isn't easy, so making up places at the start of a race is sometimes the only way to pass.

F1 24 is a lot of fun, especially with the new handling model, but knowing how to nail the start line procedure isn't as easy as you'd think. You'll need to assess the weather conditions and perfect the position of the throttle.

So, we've got everything you need to know about getting a perfect start in F1 24!

F1 24 How to Get a Good Start

There's a lot to getting a good start in F1 24 and the start line procedure begins before you even get to your grid slot. If you've got formation laps enabled in F1 24, you'll need to position your car as perfectly as possible.

Practicing definitely makes perfect here, but the best approach is to approach your grid slot as slowly as possible before hitting the brakes when you see the purple optimal colors flash in front of you.

F1 24 Monaco
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When you're trundling towards your grid slot, any touch of the brakes will result in you stopping dead in your tracks so hit them as soon as you see the purple. Don't hit them too early though or you'll stop too early and be at a disadvantage.

Formula 1 is a sport of fine margins, so you can't afford to give up even a few meters to your rivals at the start.

Revs and ERS

In dry conditions, getting your revs up to around 11,500 rpm on the throttle gives you a perfect launch. In the wet, it's probably best to aim for 11,000 or even 10,500 rpm in order to limit wheelspin.

When the lights go out, drop the clutch by releasing X on PlayStation / A on Xbox to get off the line. When the wheels have gripped up, get on the throttle 100% to be as quick as you can.

F1 24 Onboard
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Something that can't be overstated is that you need to activate ERS shortly after you get off the line. When your wheelspin has stopped and the rear tyres are tractioned up, hit the ERS button to get a boost into Turn 1.

You start with 100% ERS charge, so hit the overtake button to accelerate even faster. ERS overtake is L1 on PlayStation and LB on Xbox. You'll recover a lot of this into the braking zone for Turn 1, so it's not an issue.

For more on F1 24, check out our setup guides to get the best configuration for each circuit and review.

Have you mastered getting a perfect start in F1 24? Let us know in the comments below!

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