F1 24 USA Setup (Updated For New Handling Patch)

F1 24 USA Setup: Best Car Settings For The Lone Star State

F1 24 USA Setup: Best Car Settings For The Lone Star State

The USA is hosting three different Formula 1 races in 2024, but fans will always say COTA is the OG. The Circuit of the Americas is a real test of skill and ability, perfect to open the American leg of the F1 calendar.

With a mix of speed sections and technical corners, COTA can make or break a lap time at a moment's notice. You therefore need the best F1 24 USA setup, updated for the new handling patch.

Best F1 24 USA Setup

The Circuit of the Americas is the ultimate Formula 1 love letter. Starting with an Austrian hill climb, the track then tumbles into esses similar to Suzuka's, before turning into an Abu Dhabi-inspired back straight.

F1 24 USA Setup: Best Car Settings For The Lone Star State
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There's even a long corner similar to Istanbul Park's Turn 8 right near the end, just to keep drivers on their toes. Combined, this is an F1 fan's perfect lap, but it's still a test when driving.

This mix of sweeping turns and drastic elevation changes means you need an adaptable car capable of everything COTA throws at it. Getting the setup right in Texas is arguably as important as perfecting your lap times.

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 USA setup at the bottom of this article, or read the setup summary below:

Aerodynamics

  • Front wing: 48
  • Rear wing: 35

Transmission

  • Differential adjustment on throttle: 40%
  • 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: 41
  • Rear suspension: 4
  • Front anti-roll bar: 13
  • Rear anti-roll bar: 10
  • Front ride height: 25
  • 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

COTA's esses need a car that can stick to the road. The never-ending Turns 16, 17, and 18 also need a car with high downforce.

We recommend taking the wings to 48 on the front and 35 on the rear. This sucks the car to the track no matter what corner you're taking.

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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.

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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 40% and the off-throttle 50%. This is beneficial in the slow corner exits.

Suspension Geometry

In previous years the meta was to set camber all the way right and toe all the way left. This year, as things currently stand, that creates some difficulty in car balance.

As a result, we recommend -3.5 and -2.2 for the camber settings and 0.0 for both toe settings. This also helps the car maneuver around narrow streets.

Suspension

Suspension is the most detailed section of your F1 24 setup and can be extremely personal to your driving style and skill level.

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COTA needs a stiff 41 front suspension and looser 4 rear suspension to compensate for the quick directional changes through the esses.

Anti-roll bar sets how the car pitches during changes of direction. Anti-roll bars of 13 on the front and 10 on the rear are firmer to stop the car from rolling when flicking through corners.

The Ride Height can be lower for a lap of COTA. 25 on the front and 55 on the rear bring the car down to hug the tarmac.

Brakes

COTA has two heavy braking zones with plenty of medium braking areas as well. Your Brake Pressure needs to be high at 95% to get the car slowed.

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 hold the rubber together round the grueling Turns 17 and 18.

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