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F1 24 Portugal Race Distance Setup HANDLING UPDATE 1.3

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⚠Following the patch 1.3 handling update, we have amended this race setup.⚠

A breakdown of adjustments we have made:

  • Increased Front Aero to 38 and decreased Rear Aero to 26. This will make the front end pointier, and reduce understeer. The previous setup was designed to add additional understeer into the cars to counter the oversteer tendencies, but the new patch has addressed this and now setups need to adjust to reduce understeer.

  • Some minor adjustments to differential. Similar to Aero, this will counter understeer. Lower Diff = More Rotation.

  • Increased Engine Braking to 55. Previously engine braking was lower to improve stability on corner entry. However, stability has improved in the new patch, and increased engine braking generally has a positive impact on lap time, and improved ERS recovery.

  • Reduced Camber to minimum settings. This will significantly improve drivability and responsiveness.

  • Slightly increased Rear Toe. This will improve midcorner grip, and allow you to get on the power earlier. This works because the patch has increased overall stability.

  • Adjusted Suspension front and rear. This will align with other changes to improve front stability.

  • Increased Anti-Roll Bars, to 12 front, and 9 rear. Again, increased stability allows this. Generally, cars are fastest with settings pushing up to the max here, but the car definitely feels better to drive with lower numbers. For race distance, somewhere in the middle is best here. Lower values can increase understeer.

  • Slightly adjusted Brake Bias forward, and increased Maximum Pressure. The 1.3 update has made it easier to brake without locking up, allowing higher pressures to be used. Improved stability means we can move balance forward and slow the car quicker in braking zones.

Welcome to your ultimate F1 24 Portugal setup guide. With the recent release of F1 24, we are experiencing a game-changing overhaul in handling, thanks to a new lead designer reworking the system from the ground up. This year’s cars handle uniquely, requiring a fresh approach compared to F1 23.

In F1 24, finding the perfect balance between speed and feel is more crucial than ever. Our setups are meticulously crafted for maximum speed, so if they don’t feel quite right, check out our adjustment suggestions here. Keep in mind that these adjustments might compromise speed for comfort.

Notably, F1 24 introduces engine braking settings and numerous parameter changes, adding new layers of complexity to your setup. See our detailed guide below for all the individual setup information you need to dominate at Portugal.

F1 24 Portugal Aero Setup

Aero F1 24 Portugal Setup

When tuning your F1 24 Portugal setup, it’s important to note that aerodynamic adjustments have undergone fewer changes this year compared to other settings. If you’re looking to tweak straight-line speed or cornering, we recommend starting with camber or ride height adjustments first. However, aerodynamics still play a crucial role in your car’s performance.
With the new handling update, I’ve found success with a setup that might seem counterintuitive: a higher front wing and a relatively low rear wing. Trust me, this configuration has been thoroughly tested in the pre-release phase. See below our specific aerodynamic settings for Portugal below and experience the difference it makes on the track.

Front Aero:

38

Rear Aero:

26

F1 24 Portugal Transmission Setup

Transmission F1 24 Portugal Setup

This year, transmission controls in F1 24 have been expanded, allowing for even lower differential settings. This adjustment is beneficial on most circuits as it helps reduce tire wear. You’ll notice that many of our setups this year utilize lower transmission settings. For Portugal, we have opted for 30% On Throttle and 35% Off Throttle.
Additionally, F1 24 introduces a completely new setup parameter: Engine Braking. A low value here reduces engine braking, while a high value increases it. Higher engine braking enhances energy recovery for the ERS but can make the car less stable during the entry phase of corners. Despite this, we have found that the tradeoff is worthwhile in most cases, and generally recommend opting for a higher value. For Portugal, our Engine Braking setting is 55.

On Throttle Transmission:

30

Off Throttle Transmission:

35

Engine Braking:

55

F1 24 Portugal Suspension Geometry Setup

Suspension Geometry F1 24 Portugal Setup

Suspension geometry is significantly more important in F1 24, especially given the complete overhaul of the handling model. For the Portugal setup, finding the right balance is key. Unfortunately, this is another area where we need to compromise: the fastest setup might is definitely not the most pleasant to drive!

Lower values in suspension geometry typically result in a faster setup, but this can cause the car to feel understeer-y in low-speed corners. Increasing camber will enhance the car’s feel, providing more bite in low-speed sections, but it will ultimately be slower. If you’re not enjoying driving this setup, increase front camber before changing anything else. Certainly in F1 24 feeling fast will not often translate to being fast…

For Portugal, our recommended settings are:

Front Camber:

-3.50

Rear Camber:

-2.20

Front Toe:

0.06

Rear Toe:

0.16

F1 24 Portugal Suspension Setup

Suspension F1 24 Portugal Setup

Suspension this year has seen some significant changes. Anti-roll bars have a HUGE impact on the drivability of the car, especially with the new, super pointy handling. Lower values on anti-roll bars make the car feel much more natural to drive and are a big improvement over the default setups in F1 24. We actually recommend going pretty much to the minimum for most circuits, with Portugal using 129.

After anti-roll bars, another big area of change is ride height. Two key things to keep in mind here: one, the handling in this game is so broken, and two, you really want to avoid bottoming out. Test this by listening to the sound at the end of the longest straight in Portugal; you will be able to hear the car scraping along the ground. The ideal ride height is for the rear to be as low as possible (we’ve gone for 59), and the front to be around 29. We have found that keeping the ride height as low as possible has a much bigger impact on cornering than aero, but please avoid bottoming the car out. Be careful with kerbs as well, as taking floor damage in F1 24 is brutal on pace.

Finally, Front Suspension and Rear Suspension should be adjusted depending on how high the kerbs are at a specific track, or specifically, how much you want to drive over them. We all take different lines, so if you attack kerbs aggressively, consider bringing the suspension down a few notches.

Front Suspension:

34

Rear Suspension:

9

Front Anti Roll:

12

Rear Anti Roll:

9

Front Ride Height:

29

Rear Ride Height:

59

F1 24 Portugal Brakes Setup

Brakes F1 24 Portugal Setup

For the optimal braking performance on Portugal, set your Brake Pressure to 99%. If you find yourself locking up, lower the brake pressure bit by bit until you find a more manageable setting.

Leave the Brake Bias at 57%. This balance should provide the best combination of stability and stopping power for your F1 24 Portugal setup.

Brake Pressure:

99

Front Brake Bias:

57

F1 24 Portugal Tyres Setup

Tyres F1 24 Portugal Setup

Tyres in F1 24 have been overhauled significantly, and the changes are definitely for the better. Tyre temperatures are now much more realistic and fluctuate constantly throughout the lap. Core temperatures are more closely linked to tyre energy and less reliant on brake temperatures. I highly recommend using the tyre temperature panel on the MFD until you get used to the new system. I personally keep an eye on tyre temps at the beginning of a stint until the tyres warm up to avoid over-pushing.

Due to the new tyre changes, asymmetrical setups can be useful this year to manage wear effectively. Keep in mind that the AI will always have perfect tyre temperatures, so be aware of this when racing against them. Adjusting your strategy to account for the AI’s consistent tyre performance can help you stay competitive.

Use our recommended settings to get the most out of your tyres at Portugal, and remember to monitor temperatures to optimize performance and longevity throughout your session.

Front Right Tyre Pressure:

23.6

Front Left Tyre Pressure:

24.2

Rear Right Tyre Pressure:

21.6

Rear Left Tyre Pressure:

21.6

Following the patch 1.3 handling update, we have amended this race setup.

A breakdown of adjustments we have made:

  • Increased Front Aero to 38 and decreased Rear Aero to 26. This will make the front end pointier, and reduce understeer. The previous setup was designed to add additional understeer into the cars to counter the oversteer tendencies, but the new patch has addressed this and now setups need to adjust to reduce understeer.
  • Some minor adjustments to differential. Similar to Aero, this will counter understeer. Lower Diff = More Rotation. 
  • Increased Engine Braking to 55. Previously engine braking was lower to improve stability on corner entry. However, stability has improved in the new patch, and increased engine braking generally has a positive impact on laptime, and improved ERS recovery.
  • Reduced Camber to minimum settings. This will significantly improve drivability and responsiveness. 
  • Slightly increased Rear Toe. This will improve midcorner grip, and allow you to get on the power earlier. This works because the patch has increased overall stability. 
  • Adjusted Suspension front and rear. This will align with other changes to improve front stability. 
  • Increased Anti-Roll Bars, to 12 front, and 9 rear. Again, increased stability allows this. Generally, cars are fastest with settings pushing up to the max here, but the car definitely feels better to drive with lower numbers. For race distance, somewhere in the middle is best here. Lower values can increase understeer. 
  • Slightly adjusted Brake Bias forward, and increased Maximum Pressure. The 1.3 update has made it easier to brake without locking up, allowing higher pressures to be used. Improved stability means we can move balance forward and slow the car quicker in braking zones. 

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