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The Circuit of the Americas has become a welcome home for F1 22’s USA round, but you’ll need a good wet setup for if a storm arises.

2015 saw a hurricane strike the Texan track and rain is always a possibility in F1 22. As you get into the business end of the season, setups get more and more important. Here’s our F1 22 USA wet weather setup.

F1 22 USA wet setup

COTA has a real mix of corners and straights. You need good straight-line speed, but also good downforce for the medium and slow-speed corners.

Setups are really difficult to nail here, as you’ll need to sacrifice pace in some sections to be quicker in others. We’re here to help with our dry and wet weather setups though!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR F1 22 USA DRY SETUP!

Aerodynamics

Your wing angles need to be on the high side in the USA. This will hurt you a little on the straights, but you’ll be a lot faster through the first and final sectors.

We’ve found a sweet spot with 30-38 wings. This will keep the car planted through the Esses in the first sector and you’ll still have good speed through the pit and back straights.

Transmission

The transmission of the car defines how the power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels. This is the case for both when you’re pressing the accelerator and when you’re coasting around.

The 95% on-throttle differential provides a stable rear axle, especially when getting back on the power through the Esses and Turns 17 and 18.

The 60% off-throttle differential gives you fantastic turn-in when you’re lifting off. This really comes in handy for the twisty Turns 13-16 section.

Suspension geometry

The suspension geometry sets how big the contact patch is between the tires and the tarmac. As usual in the wet, you’ll need the smallest possible camber and toe angles to provide maximum grip.

Despite this, a one-stop race is easily achievable on the durable wet weather tires.

-2.50 on the front camber and -1.00 on the rear camber is ideal. As is 0.05 for the front again and 0.20 for the rear again.

Suspension

The suspension in the wet, on the whole, should be on the soft side to give a smooth and predictable ride.

We’ve gone for 5-1 on the suspension and 5-1 on the anti-roll bar. These settings give a good amount of turn-in, but also a ride that won’t surprise you in a bad way.

The ride height of 4-5 gives the front end enough ground clearance to fly over the kerbs without issue. This also gives some rake so that it helps the straight-line speed of the car.

Brakes

You need strong brakes around COTA thanks to the Turns 1 and 12 braking zones.

As a result, we have gone for high pressure, up at 94% brake pressure. 53% brake bias gives a great balance between front and rear brakes.

If you find you are locking up too much with this setting, turn the brake pressures down a few points.

Tires

The new Pirelli tires are harder to heat up than in previous years. However, that does mean you go with higher pressures, which means more overall grip from your rubber.

We have had success at COTA with 24.5 psi on the front tires and 23.0 psi on the rears. This doesn’t mean you’ll be getting excess overheating, nor tire wear. If you do experience these issues though, feel free to turn these pressures down.

We are constantly testing and updating our setups, so bookmark this page and check back regularly!

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