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

Check out this guide if you want the best setup possible for the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in F1 2021.


Codemasters have now released the last of the new tracks for the F1 2021 game, featuring Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Corniche Circuit. This track hosted the first-ever Saudi Arabia Grand Prix this season, which was pure chaos.

Now, you too can suffer the carnage by driving the insane, high-speed circuit in F1 2021; if you want a good setup guide, you’ve come to the right place. A primary feature of this setup is the way that it forges stability,  allowing you to push the boundaries of Jeddah.


To find out more about each F1 2021 setup component, check out the Complete F1 2021 Setups Guide.

Best wet and dry lap setup for the F1 2021 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Dry Lap Setup

  • Front Wing Aero: 8
  • Rear Wing Aero: 6
  • DT On Throttle: 0.75
  • DT Off Throttle: 0.80
  • Front Camber: -3.00°
  • Rear Camber: -1.40°
  • Front Toe: 0.10°
  • Rear Toe: 0.35°
  • Front Suspension: 5
  • Rear Suspension: 5
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 5
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 5
  • Front Ride Height: 6
  • Rear Ride Height: 6
  • Brake Pressure: 100.0
  • Front Brake Bias: 0.55
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 23.0 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 23.0 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 21.5 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 21.5 psi

Wet Lap Setup

  • Front Wing Aero: 8
  • Rear Wing Aero: 6
  • DT On Throttle: 0.80
  • DT Off Throttle: 0.80
  • Front Camber: -3.00°
  • Rear Camber: -1.50°
  • Front Toe: 0.09°
  • Rear Toe: 0.41°
  • Front Suspension: 5
  • Rear Suspension: 5
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 5
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 5
  • Front Ride Height: 6
  • Rear Ride Height: 6
  • Brake Pressure: 100.0
  • Front Brake Bias: 0.57
  • 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

F1 2021 Saudi Arabian GP Setup Tips (Wet and Dry)

These are our suggestions for creating an optimal setup for the Jeddah GP.


Aerodynamics

Dry Lap

  • Front Wing Aero: 8
  • Rear Wing Aero: 6

Wet Lap

  • Front Wing Aero: 8
  • Rear Wing Aero: 6

As Jeddah is a much higher speed track, we’ve taken away some of the rear downforce: Sector 2 and Sector 3 are almost entirely constructed of straights. Still, you need good downforce for Sector 1, especially when it comes to getting the nose of the car rotated through the corners.


Transmission

Dry Lap

  • Differential On Throttle: 75%
  • Differential Off Throttle: 80%

Wet Lap

  • Differential On Throttle: 80%
  • Differential Off Throttle: 80%

We haven’t done anything drastic with the differential settings other than open up the differential a little more for the off throttle, and we have a relatively neutral setup for the on throttle. Most of your traction demands will be out of the first couple of corners and the final hairpin onto the pit straight, with those being the ones that are the most demanding of initial traction while also being the slowest. The rest of the track will see you already at a decent speed, so hopefully, enough grip will be coming from the tyres.

Suspension Geometry

Dry Lap

  • Front Camber: 3.00
  • Rear Camber: 1.40
  • Front Toe: 0.10  
  • Rear Toe: 0.35

Wet Lap

  • Front Camber: 3.00
  • Rear Camber: 1.50
  • Front Toe: 0.09  
  • Rear Toe: 0.41

You don’t want to overdo it on the camber settings at Jeddah, but the track isn’t as much of a tire killer as Silverstone or Spain. The Saudi Arabia GP is set on a relatively smooth, flat, and grippy track surface. So, you can probably afford to push the boundaries a little bit more in the virtual world.  

Front stability is also key on this track; Jeddah requires a compliant and responsive car. You will know this as you go through Sector 1 and around the banked corner at the start of Sector 2. A loose or twitchy car will just want to spin you around, and an accident around here is going to be big.

Suspension

Dry Lap

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

Wet Lap

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

Jeddah offers a smooth surface, and the kerbs modelled in F1 2021 are much more forgiving than those laid out on the track in real life. In Codemasters’ defence, though, these kerbs weren’t seen until days before the race, and by then, the track had already been released in-game.

Brakes

Dry Lap

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

Wet Lap

  • Brake Pressure: 100%
  • Front Brake Bias: 57%

This is the preferred brake pressure and front brake bias setup for most racing in F1 2021 to stave off lock-ups. Plus, there aren’t that many big braking zones in Saudi Arabia, with Turn 1 being the biggest.

Tyres

Dry Lap

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

Whilst we have left tyre pressures high, this is purely to keep the tyres cool. They are more susceptible to overheating at a high-speed, quick-change-of-direction circuit like Jeddah. Tyre temperatures are almost more of a worry than the actual tyre life itself, but you can, of course, play around with this to eke some straight-line speed, which will aid you in overtaking.

So, this is our setup guide for the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The track is insane. It’s fast, it’s flowing, and it’s downright dangerous, making for an exciting experience in F1 2021.

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



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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