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

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


This year’s edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix staged one of the most exciting races of the entire 2021 season. First lap chaos saw Esteban Ocon take a memorable first win, with Sebastian Vettel finishing in second place.

The Hungaroring might be hard to overtake on, but it’s an old school track, with the twisty Sector 2 being a real test of your car’s downforce and grip. So, to help you navigate the Mogyoród track, here’s our setup guide for the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix on F1 2021.


Refer to our Complete F1 2021 Setups Guide if you’d like to know more about each setup component that you can tweak in the game.

Best F1 2021 Hungary Setup (Wet and Dry)

ComponentDry Lap SetupWet Lap Setup
Front Wing Aero99
Rear Wing Aero78
DT On Throttle0.850.85
DT Off Throttle0.550.55
Front Camber-3.00°-3.00°
Rear Camber-1.50°-1.50°
Front Toe0.10°0.08°
Rear Toe0.35°0.32°
Front Suspension77
Rear Suspension22
Front Anti-Roll Bar55
Rear Anti-Roll Bar22
Front Ride Height56
Rear Ride Height77
Brake Pressure100.0100.0
Front Brake Bias0.540.55
Front Right Tyre Pressure22.6 psi22.6 psi
Front Left Tyre Pressure22.6 psi22.6 psi
Rear Right Tyre Pressure21.5 psi21.5 psi
Rear Left Tyre Pressure21.5 psi21.5 psi

F1 2021 Hungarian GP Setup Tips (Wet and Dry)

Aerodynamics

Dry Lap

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

Wet Lap

  • Front Wing Aero: 9           
  • Rear Wing Aero: 8

Hungary is certainly all about downforce and mechanical grip; without all of that, you aren’t going to be very fast around the Hungaroring. You need some straight-line speed down the finish straight and the shorter straight that follows it out of Turn 1.


Still, you can certainly raise your wing levels at the front and rear, but keep the rear wing lower for some more straight-line speed. Any loss of stability at the rear can be countered via the ride height, but crank it up a bit in the wet.

Transmission

Dry Lap

  • Differential On Throttle: 85%
  • Differential Off Throttle: 55%

Wet Lap


  • Differential On Throttle: 85%
  • Differential Off Throttle: 55%

Hungary is a tricky one when it comes to transmission. There are several slow-speed and medium-speed corners, which means that you require good mechanical grip and traction out of them from the outset.

However, the Hungaroring is also quite brutal on tyres, and in a standard dry race, a second set of tyres can give you a massive pace advantage, as Lewis Hamilton showed us in 2019 and 2021.

Balance all of this out with a more open on-throttle setting with a more locked off-throttle setting for the car. Both of these settings can apply in the wet, when looking after the intermediates or wets and having that traction is more important.

Suspension Geometry

Dry Lap

  • Front Camber: -3.00
  • Rear Camber: -1.50
  • Front Toe: 0.10
  • Rear Toe: 0.35

Wet Lap

  • Front Camber: -3.00
  • Rear Camber: -1.50
  • Front Toe: 0.08  
  • Rear Toe: 0.32

We haven’t really gone for any extremes on either side when it comes to camber, partly due to the same reasoning behind our stance of being careful with your differential and transmission settings: tyre wear.

As you know, extra camber can seriously hinder your tyre wear, even though it does allow for extra grip in sustained cornering situations. The thing is, though, that there aren’t really any sustained corners in Hungary, except for the long right-hander that is the last corner.

As you want a stable car, you don’t want a significant amount of toe at the front or rear. So, we’ve kept things quite balanced and neutral. In the wet, it’s not a bad idea to add more toe in and toe out, but you can probably get away with the same camber settings. Of course, you can adjust it from our dry settings if you desire.

Suspension

Dry Lap

  • Front Suspension: 7
  • Rear Suspension: 2
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 5
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 2
  • Front Ride Height: 5
  • Rear Ride Height: 7

Wet Lap

  • Front Suspension: 7
  • Rear Suspension: 2
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 5
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 2
  • Front Ride Height: 6
  • Rear Ride Height: 7

We have certainly gone quite aggressive on the suspension for the Hungarian Grand Prix. We run with much stiffer suspension at the front than the back, balancing out the need for a solid ride over the kerbs and good aerodynamic stability.

If there is to be any stability, it will come from the rear – hence the lower rear suspension levels. A similar rule applies to the anti-roll bar settings: a firmer setup at the front is used to reduce the body, and it’s a bit softer at the rear for better traction.

Ride height-wise, while we are going to see increased levels of drag, the higher values that we have set will keep your car stable over bumps and kerbs.

As a general rule across our setups, if you need some additional stability over kerbs and bumps, crank the ride height up a bit, and you should be good to go. This seems to be the general consensus across the board on F1 2021. Higher ride height values also help to keep the car stable in the wet.

Brakes

Dry Lap

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

Wet Lap

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

At most Grand Prix events in F1 2021, you can offset the risk of a lock-up with a high brake pressure setting and just a few adjustments of the brake bias as a whole.

Tyres

Dry Lap

  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 22.6 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 22.6  psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 21.5 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 21.5 psi

Wet Lap

  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 22.6 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 22.6  psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 21.5 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 21.5 psi

With Hungary being so harsh on the tyres, it’s not a bad idea to keep a stable and neutral tyre pressure setup. In a Career Mode race, we found that with these settings, we could do the same stint lengths as the computer-controlled drivers, and in one instance, go a lap or two longer – and the car still felt great. You could even get away with a cheeky increase here, to 23.0 at the front, for example, for a little bit more straight-line speed.

As the 2021 race itself has shown, the Hungarian Grand Prix takes place on a challenging track where errors will be punished. In the wet, it’s an incredibly tricky affair. For any wet running, our advice is to just be patient and keep it between the white lines. There is always the chance that a computer-controlled driver will make a mess at some point and create a safety car that might work to your advantage.

Have you got a setup for the Hungarian GP? Let us know in the comments below!

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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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