F1 24 Portugal Setup (Updated For New Handling Patch)

F1 24 Portugal Setup: Best Car Settings For Portimao

F1 24 Portugal Setup: Best Car Settings For Portimao

Portugal misses out on the 2024 Formula 1 calendar, but Portimao still finds its way onto F1 24's track list. The undulating circuit has won many fans, but the unique elevation changes present a challenge to the F1 cars.

Keeping the car planted while it rides the rollercoasters demands a special aerodynamic balance. Therefore you need an ideal F1 24 Portugal setup, updated for the new handling patch.

Best F1 24 Portugal Setup

We've only seen F1 cars charge around the Algarve a handful of times, but what we did see captured the hearts of many F1 fans. Portimao's incredible elevation changes created some unique racing moments during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

F1 24 Portugal Setup: Best Car Settings For Portimao
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Portimao's combination of technical corners and rise and falls means downforce is more important than ever. However, the long pit straight and medium back straight means the car also has to have little drag.

Riding the Portuguese rollercoaster therefore requires a car setup that balances on a knife edge. Too much downforce will make things draggy on the straights, while too little will lose performance in the slow-speed corners.

F1 24's handling was criticized by F1 Esports drivers and seasoned content creators upon release. The game has since been patched, with this setup best suited to the game post-patch.

Check out the full F1 24 Brazil setup at the bottom of this article, or read the setup summary below:

Aerodynamics

  • Front wing: 25
  • Rear wing: 30

Transmission

  • Differential adjustment on throttle: 50%
  • Differential adjustment off throttle: 50%
  • Engine braking: 100%

Suspension geometry

  • Front camber: -3.50
  • Rear camber: -2.2
  • Front toe-out: 0.25
  • Rear toe-in: 0.25

Suspension

  • Front suspension: 20
  • Rear suspension: 20
  • Front anti-roll bar: 10
  • Rear anti-roll bar: 15
  • Front ride height: 30
  • Rear ride height: 55

Brakes

  • Brake pressure: 95%
  • Front brake bias: 55%

Tyres

  • Front right tyre pressure: 29.5 psi
  • Front left tyre pressure: 29.5 psi
  • Rear right tyre pressure: 26.5 psi
  • Rear left tyre pressure: 26.5 psi

Aerodynamics

Portimao's elevation changes demand a car that can stick to the road no matter what. This includes riding the crest of a sudden incline or descent.

Setting the front wing to 25 and the rear to 30 will hold the car down when the track falls away, while also allowing for flat-out runs around the final two corners.

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Transmission

F1 24 introduces a new engine braking option. This sets how much speed is scrubbed when easing off the throttle and pushed back into the ERS battery pack.

F1 24 Portugal Setup (Updated For New Handling Patch)
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This may change as we discover more about the setting, but right now a maximum 100% setting is the best option.

The differential dictates how differently the rear wheels can rotate when on and off the throttle.

The on-throttle should be set to 50% and the off-throttle 50%. This will allow for quick getaways out of the slow technical corners.

Suspension Geometry

In previous years, the meta was to set camber all the way right and toe all the way left. As it currently stands, this makes balancing the car difficult.

As a result, we recommend applying -3.5 and -2.2 for the camber settings and 0.0 for both toe settings. This also helps with tighter turns.

Suspension

Suspension is the most detailed section of your F1 24 setup and depends on your personal preference, driving style, and skill level.

F1 24 Portugal Setup (Updated For New Handling Patch)
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Portugal needs a slightly stiffer 20 front and rear suspension to help maneuver the tricky turns.

Anti-roll bar sets how the car pitches during changes of direction. Setting the anti-roll bars to 10 on the front and 15 on the rear gives better performance through the hairpins dotted around the lap.

Ride Height can be raised slightly as ground effect isn't as important. 30 on the front and 55 on the rear help the car ride the leaps and dips.

Brakes

Portimao does have some tricky stopping zones. Your Brake Pressure needs to be high at 95% to slow the car down for these.

It also helps if your braking bias is weighted more towards the front than usual. Setting the front to 55% provides the ideal balance.

Tyres

Maximizing the tyre pressures are the best option in F1 24. This will increase performance without sacrificing too much tyre life.

Setting 29.5 psi on the front and 26.5 psi on the rear will see your rule the rollercoaster of Portugal.

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