F1 2021: Canadian GP Setup Guide (Wet and Dry Lap) and Tips

Check out this guide for the best F1 2021 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Canada) dry and wet lap setup in Career Mode, My Team & Race.


It’s quite sad that the Canadian Grand Prix has once again failed to take its place on the Formula One calendar in 2021. This track often provides some of the best racing of the season and is certainly one of the best circuits to drive on in F1 2021 as well.

In the game, you can create plenty of overtaking moves, such as at the Hairpin, the Wall of Champions, and into Virage Senna. To help you at this exciting venue, here’s is our track guide to the Canadian Grand Prix circuit in F1 2021.


To find out more about each F1 2021 setup component, refer to our Complete F1 2021 Setups Guide.

Best F1 2021 Canada Setup (Wet and Dry)

F1 2021 Dry Lap Setup

  • Front Wing Aero: 7
  • Rear Wing Aero: 8
  • DT On Throttle: 0.70
  • DT Off Throttle: 0.60
  • Front Camber: -2.60°
  • Rear Camber: -1.80°
  • Front Toe: 0.06°
  • Rear Toe: 0.32°
  • Front Suspension: 4
  • Rear Suspension: 5
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 4
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 6
  • Front Ride Height: 3
  • Rear Ride Height: 6
  • Brake Pressure: 100.0
  • Front Brake Bias: 0.54
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 23.0 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 23.0 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 22.3 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 22.3 psi

F1 2021 Wet Lap Setup

  • Front Wing Aero: 7
  • Rear Wing Aero: 9
  • DT On Throttle: 0.70
  • DT Off Throttle: 0.55
  • Front Camber: -2.60°
  • Rear Camber: -1.80°
  • Front Toe: 0.06°
  • Rear Toe: 0.32°
  • Front Suspension: 5
  • Rear Suspension: 4
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 4
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 6
  • Front Ride Height: 4
  • Rear Ride Height: 6
  • Brake Pressure: 100.0
  • Front Brake Bias: 0.55
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 22.6 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 22.6 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 21.9 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 21.9 psi

F1 2021 Canadian GP Setup Tips (Wet and Dry)

Aerodynamics

Dry Lap


  • Front Wing Aero: 7
  • Rear Wing Aero: 8

Wet Lap

  • Front Wing Aero: 7
  • Rear Wing Aero: 9

The Gilles Villeneuve circuit is one of the fastest on the Formula One calendar, but it also has plenty of corners, too. This isn’t quite like Monza, with there being plenty of braking zones in which you can pull off a good overtaking move, so you’ll need plenty of downforce for those corners as well.

As such, we have gone for a more downforce-heavy setup to keep the car planted and allow for good stability when you are throwing the car through some of the faster corners. If you want a bit more straight-line speed, you can, of course, notch the levels down a bit.


Transmission

Dry Lap

  • Differential On Throttle: 70%
  • Differential Off Throttle: 60%

Wet Lap

  • Differential On Throttle: 70%
  • Differential Off Throttle: 55%

Canada is a mix of fast, slow, and medium-speed corners. Getting the differential settings right at this circuit will be absolutely key, with the aim also being to protect the tyres as much as you possibly can. Ideally, Canada is a simple, one-stop race, with the semi-street circuit nature of the track meaning that tyre wear is never really a major issue. You will want a more locked differential in the wet to aid with outright traction.

Suspension Geometry

Dry Lap

  • Front Camber: -2.60
  • Rear Camber: -1.80
  • Front Toe: 0.06
  • Rear Toe: 0.32

Wet Lap

  • Front Camber: -2.60
  • Rear Camber: -1.80
  • Front Toe: 0.06
  • Rear Toe: 0.32

We found with this F1 2021 setup, for the suspension geometry, you get a car that handles everything as it should and creates a good balance overall. We have left a bit of leeway, so if you feel like something needs changing, you can do so easily when you get into the setup screen.

Suspension

Dry Lap

  • Front Suspension: 4
  • Rear Suspension: 5
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 4
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 6
  • Front Ride Height: 3
  • Rear Ride Height: 6

Wet Lap

  • Front Suspension: 5
  • Rear Suspension: 4
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 4
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 6
  • Front Ride Height: 4
  • Rear Ride Height: 6

Suspension is a part of the setup that is a bit more down to you as the driver rather than the track itself. We’ve gone for a relatively neutral setup for our Canadian GP car, which seems to work quite well, and the ride height handles the kerbs and any bumps nicely in both the wet and the dry. Feel free, of course, to adjust to your own wants and needs based on your driving style.

Brakes

Dry Lap

  • Brake Pressure: 100%
  • Front Brake Bias: 54%

Wet Lap

  • Brake Pressure: 100%
  • Front Brake Bias: 55%

With this brake setup in F1 2021, you can take on just about any track while predominantly fending off the dreaded lock-ups.

Tyres

Dry Lap

  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 23.0 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 23.0  psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 22.3 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 22.3 psi

Wet Lap

  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 22.6 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 22.6  psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 21.9 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 21.9 psi

Given the overall lack of tyre wear at the Canadian GP, and the fact that you will want to squeeze a good amount of straight-line speed out of your car, increasing the tyre pressures is something that you can absolutely get away with.

Still, when it comes to wet running, don’t be afraid to lower the tyre pressures a bit. The wet tyres will most likely need to go much further than your dry tyres, and overheating those will cause the wear that you want to avoid.

It might seem like a simple circuit, but Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has its complexities, and it is an absolute blast to drive around. The Canadian GP isn’t the longest race, but it certainly ranks highly for the enjoyment factor once you’ve got the best setup.

Have you got your own Canadian Grand Prix setup? Share it with us in the comments section 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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