F1 Manager 22: Best Car Setup Guide

September 1, 2022
Find the perfect setup for your car in F1 Manager!

F1 Manager 22 is the official racing management simulation game that allows one to manage the drivers and rosters of their constructor team and lead them to victory. Every decision or strategy that you choose will directly impact the performance of your team out on the track.

This guide will tell you about the best car setup in the game.

Best Car Setup Guide in F1 Manager 22

How do car setups work in F1 Manager 22?

The car setups in F1 Manager 2022 work differently from F1 22 and finding the best car setup is important as it allows you to maximize your driver’s speed and strategy.

Car setups in F1 Manager 22 provide you with fewer options compared to the normal version and each shop is individualized for each team and driver.

You cannot simply go ahead and download a fast car setup and apply it to every car that you have. The game wants you to fine-tune your car setup for each driver across all three practice sessions.

There are five individual aspects that you change:

  • Front Wing Angle
  • Rear Wing Angle
  • Anti Roll Distribution
  • Tyre Camber
  • Toe Out

Each of these car options affect different areas of your driver’s confidence and each driver has a set of confidence which reflects their overall confidence in their car.

If their confidence is high then they will receive attribute boosts heading into the qualifying.

During the race, this means that the main goal in F1 Manager 22 is to increase the self-confidence of both of your drivers and there are five main areas that make up your driver’s confidence:

  • Oversteer
  • Braking Stability
  • Cornering
  • Traction
  • Straights

Your car confidence will be directly affected by the cast out choices that you make.

You can adjust certain parts of the car setup and this will affect certain parts of the screen.

The best way to increase confidence is to keep the white bar within the blue range. As you make changes to each setup option, you will notice the white bars on the screen move and each individual setup change can affect multiple parts of your driver’s confidence.

When you start the race weekend, the blue bars will be pretty large giving you a large setup window. As your driver puts in laps throughout the practice session, these bars will decrease which points you toward the perfect car setup.

How to create the perfect car setup

When you first jump into a practice session, you will first see on the setup screen, the range of the blue bars and these indicate the optimal setup range. The white bar shown above tells you that your driver’s confidence will be perfectly in the middle.

If any one of the blue bars is off to one side then you might need to adjust the car setup a little. This means that each bar will be relatively central to the blue bar.

You don’t need to make any changes and send your drivers on the track to gauge their initial thoughts on the setup and should make the changes after the initial practice run.

Once you have made the adjustment, you will need to send your drivers out on a medium-length run.

Ensure that they have enough fuel in the car for 15-20 laps and equip some hard tires to send them out to get both: acclimatized to the track and work on the initial setup window.

After a while, you will notice the top right of the driver box turn blue. This is the icon with the comment box that reads 0/5 when you first send your driver out on the track.

It will turn blue after you reach 5/5 in the comments.

If you get 3/5 or 4/5 comments while the safety car comes out, you can call your driver back and end the session.

However their feedback in the range that the blue bar decreases won’t be high as if you got 5/5.

When your driver is in the garage, click on the reconfigure button and this will take you back to the car setup screen where you can make some changes.

You will notice that the blue bars have shrunk indicating that you are getting closer to the ideal car setup. The range is essentially getting smaller which is good.

Next to the blue bar are the driver comments which show the driver’s comments and thoughts about the car setup.

If you receive a bad comment then you should focus on that aspect to improve the overall setup and fine-tune the setup. However, if the comment is positive, you will don’t need to move the white bar too much from its current location and making adjustments will spoil it instead.

Making adjustments is a game of deduction and guessing where you need to tinker a lot to find the perfect balanced setup for your car. Try to adjust all the options before you get ready for the 2nd run.

Once you made the changes, head over and check your tyres to see how much rubber they have left. If they are worn out then change your tyres and set up another run plan. However, if they have a lot of life left then you use the same tyres and then head back to the track.

Generally, soft tires can only do over one stint while medium and soft tires can last a bit longer. You can always start the long run with hard tires and then move on to the medium ones.

Before you start the next run, the engineers will make some setup changes that can take a bit of time and it will depend on how drastically you have changed the setup.

Once you are ready, stimulate the second stint again just like the first until your driver reaches 5/5 in the comments box or close to it.

After the 2nd run, you will notice that the blue bars in the setup are even smaller and you will be closer to an ideal class setup.

You will need to repeat this step a few times before you manage to reach 100% driver’s confidence so make some more adjustments and then send your driver back on track.

This process can stretch across all three practice sessions so don’t worry if you run out of time in the 1st session.

When you reach close to 100%, you will have the perfect setup and if you make some changes that have decreased your driver’s confidence then you can click the button that says revert to the highest confidence and it will automatically reset your setup to the highest confidence that you previously tested.

That’s it, now go ahead and create the perfect setup to boost your driver’s confidence!