F1 22 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) Setup Guide (Wet and Dry)

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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix rarely produces the kind of thrills that Formula One is best-known for, and it’s a similar situation in F1 22.  Around the Yas Marina Circuit, the kerbs are particularly brutal, and the middle sector just outrageously clunky. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that most fans and drivers aren’t keen on the race.

Still, you’ll want to mount a challenge and be competitive when racing in the UAE, so here is our setup guide to the Abu Dhabi GP in F1 22. There hasn’t been a wet session in Abu Dhabi, but there was remarkably a small amount of rain during the 2018 race. So, the focus here is on the dry running.


If you need to get to grips with all of the F1 22 setup components, check out the complete F1 22 setups guide.

These are the recommended settings for the best F1 22 Abu Dhabi setup for dry and wet laps on the Yas Marina Circuit.

F1 22 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) setup

Use these car settings for the best setup in Abu Dhabi:

  • Front Wing Aero: 24
  • Rear Wing Aero: 34
  • DT On Throttle: 55%
  • DT Off Throttle: 55%
  • Front Camber: -2.50
  • Rear Camber: -1.00
  • Front Toe: 0.05
  • Rear Toe: 0.20
  • Front Suspension: 2
  • Rear Suspension: 7
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 2
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 7
  • Front Ride Height: 4
  • Rear Ride Height: 5
  • Brake Pressure: 100%
  • Front Brake Bias: 50%
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 24 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 24 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 22.5 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 22.5 psi
  • Tyre Strategy (25% race): Soft-Medium
  • Pit Window (25% race): 5-7 lap
  • Fuel (25% race): +1.5 laps

F1 22 Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina) setup (wet)

  • Front Wing Aero: 30
  • Rear Wing Aero: 40
  • DT On Throttle: 80%
  • DT Off Throttle: 55%
  • Front Camber: -2.50
  • Rear Camber: -2.00
  • Front Toe: 0.05
  • Rear Toe: 0.20
  • Front Suspension: 3
  • Rear Suspension: 4
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 4
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 4
  • Front Ride Height: 3
  • Rear Ride Height: 6
  • Brake Pressure: 100%
  • Front Brake Bias: 50%
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 23 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 23 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 23 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 23 psi
  • Tyre Strategy (25% race): Soft-Medium
  • Pit Window (25% race): 5-7 lap
  • Fuel (25% race): +1.5 laps

Aerodynamics


Abu Dhabi might have too long straights, but the circuit has more tight and twisty corners than Monza. So for that reason, you are going to need much more downforce than you might expect.

The key is to get close enough at the hairpin before the long back straight to be able to use your DRS. If you do that, save up your overtake and get DRS – the wing levels shouldn’t hurt you too much.

Transmission


Transmission at Yas Marina is a bit tricky due to the nature of the track, but you certainly want to lean towards a more balanced setup for the on and off-throttle differential settings.

Around the55% level should suffice for this setup, providing lots of grip out of the many of slow-speed corners. Only the sweeping left and right after Turn 1 require any amount of sustained cornering grip, and this setup should do you nicely through there.

Suspension Geometry

Abu Dhabi is not a venue at which you’ll want to go for sustained cornering traction. This is simply because there’re just two corners that require lots of traction. So, you’ll want to slightly reduce some of the camber to give yourself the best traction out of the corners.

For the toe, though, you can definitely go for a much more aggressive setup with both toe-in at the rear and toe-out at the front. This is because you need a sharp turn in response to the tricky chicanes and the various other corners around the Yas Marina Circuit.

It’s a bit tricky to get camber and toe setups for the Abu Dhabi GP exactly right and reduce that body roll, so you can always experiment a little in practice.

Suspension

The only real bumps at the Abu Dhabi venue are the kerbs, with the track surface itself being relatively smooth and quite easygoing on the tyres. We’ve found that a very neutral setup both with the suspension and the anti-roll bars is the best way to go in the UAE on F1 22. A lot of this comes down to personal preference and can depend on your driving style, so you can always adjust as you wish.

When it comes to the ride height setup, you really want this to be quite high. The kerbs at Abu Dhabi are, perhaps, some of the worst in F1 22, being raised and brutal, and if you so much as look at them as you go over them, the car can be easily unsettled and spun around.

We have gone a touch too far with the ride height setup, so you could probably bring them down a smidge, but with our settings, you wouldn’t need to worry about getting spun out over a kerb.

Brakes

With just a few adjustments to the default brake pressure and front brake bias you can offset the potential of a lock up. So, crank up the brake pressure all of the way up, and hit around 50% for the brake bias.

Tyres

Tyre-wise, Abu Dhabi is a bit of a nightmare. You need the straight-line speed, but higher tyre temperatures will cause you quite a few issues. Our tyre pressures will allow you to play it quite safe at the Yas Marina Circuit. If you do adjust them, bring them down slightly, to just avoid cooking the tyres in the tricky final sector.

So, that’s our setup guide to the Yas Marina Circuit in F1 22. It’s a tricky and awkward track that can unfairly punish you, but unlike in real life, there can be many opportunities for you to pull an overtake and create some excitement. At least with a custom Career Mode, we can set Brazil as the rightful season finale – even if the Yas Marina venue is truly spectacular. 

Have you got your own Abu Dhabi Grand Prix setup? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Henry K

Keen player of both simulation and racing games. Can mostly be found playing the F1 series, Train Simulator, Assetto Corsa, with a bit of Battlefield thrown in between.
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