F1 22 ULTIMATE GUIDE: Setups, tips, My Team, & more

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F1 22 is finally here.

Early access has started and full release is just days away. That means it's time to go DEEP on the game and provide racers everywhere with the ultimate guide to Codemasters' latest game.


Here is EVERYTHING you need to know!

Latest news - Audi show car arrives in F1 22

Ahead of Audi joining the real-life Formula 1 in 2026, the Audi F1 show car and special livery has arrived in F1 22.

The Audi Launch Livery features in the first level of the Podium Pass Series 4 VIP tier and can be used in multiplayer or My Team.

F1 22 Audi show car

Update 1.16 adds new Eliminator mode

Codemasters has given F1 22 players an early Christmas present, with update 1.16 bringing a brand new Eliminator mode along with bug fixes.


F1 22 update 1.12 adds 2022 Formula 2 season

F1 22 update 1.12 is out now on all platforms, adding the 2022 Formula 2 season, McLaren Future Mode special livery, and more. You can find the F1 22 update 1.12 patch notes here.

F1 22 update 1.12 patch notes

F1 22 October updates will add 2022 Formula 2 season and more

There's a lot to look forward to in F1 22 this month. Throughout October, multiple updates will add the 2022 Formula 2 season, a Mika Hakkinen game icon for My Team, a free Future Mode special livery, and new cosmetics for Podium Pass Series 3.

F1 22 October update Formula 2

Driver ratings update

With the 2022 Formula 1 season resuming after the summer break, Codemasters has updated the F1 22 driver ratings to reflect performances up to the Italian Grand Prix.

Crossplay multiplayer arrives in F1 22

After extensive beta trials, crossplay multiplayer has arrived in F1 22 for the first time in the series. At long last, this means players can race together on different platforms across PC, PlayStation and Xbox.

F1 22 crossplay
Crossplay multiplayer is finally available in F1 22 for the first time in the series!

Update 1.09 + Driver Ratings Update

Two huge pieces of news have hit the Formula 1 game!


Update 1.09 has made some crucial fixes to tyre temperatures and the automatic gears while the Driver Ratings Update has seen some odd ratings changes to driver.

Check out the full Update 1.09 patch notes here.

F1 22 getting cross-play later this month

EA has finally confirmed when F1 22 is getting cross-play multiplayer - it's coming later this month!

F1 22 cross-play multiplayer

While there's no specific launch date yet, beta trials will be held on 5-7 August and 12-14 August in Social Race and Two-Player Career modes. This will allow players to race each other online across PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC platforms for the first time.


F1 22 is finally here, but how good is it? You can read our full F1 22 review here. Or watch it below!

F1 22 cars & setups

The new cars in F1 22 are a delight to drive, but they are also extremely challenging.

The new regulations have created cars that are heavier and more lumbering, making them tougher to drive at slow speeds than ever before.

Codemasters has also unlocked the aerodynamics settings in F1 22. Where before they would provide a track-specific base and then let you tinker from 1-11, now at every track we have the option to go from 1-50 with our wings!


This means there will be more fine-tuning and tweaking with setups than ever before.

My Team

While a lot of my team has stayed the same for F1 22, there are a few changes to bear in mind too.


With new entry point options, different performance from power units, and a few smart tricks that every player should know, our My Team guide is a must-read before you get started on your journey to the top of Formula 1!


For the first time ever the Formula 1 game will have native VR support.

This is limited to PC, and a handful of headsets such as the Occulus Quest 2 and HTC Vive.

We were provided an HTC Vive Pro 2 by the good people over at Vive to try out the VR racing and were blown away.

While it pushed out 3070Ti to the limit in the menus, the racing was smooth and absolutely thrilling. Flying up Raidillon and through the streets of Monaco in VR was like nothing else.


There are no plans for PSVR support, at least with F1 22.


As ever, there are a huge number of assists for players to utilise that help to make these 1,000bhp beasts more driveable.

The core ones are automatic gears, traction control, and anti-lock brakes (ABS).

These assists are helpful for new and younger drivers, but ultimately they hold you back from maximum pace.

If you can learn to race without traction control and with manual gears you'll be much faster. As long as you can keep it pointing in the right direction!


Best wheels for F1 22

While F1 22 is a controller-friendly racing game, you get a much better experience with a wheel & pedals.

There are a daunting number of options out there, but we've combed through to find the best for you at any budget.

Check out our comprehensive buying guide!