F1 22: Imola (Emilia Romagna) Setup Guide (Wet and Dry) and Tips

We've got the best F1 22 Imola dry and wet setup in Career Mode, My Team & Online.


Last year Imola made its first appearance in an F1 game since the classic version of it was included in F1 2013. Just like Portimão, Imola is an absolute joy to drive in F1 22 and is arguably one of the most exciting circuits in the entire game. To help you get to grips with it, here is our setup guide for this mesmerising track.

To find out more about each F1 22 setup component, check out the Complete F1 22 Setups Guide.


Best F1 22 Imola (Emilia Romagna) setup

Below you will find the best wet and dry lap setups for the Imola Circuit.

F1 22 Imola setup (dry)

  • Front Wing Aero: 24
  • Rear Wing Aero: 28
  • DT On Throttle: 85%
  • DT Off Throttle: 54%
  • Front Camber: -2.50
  • Rear Camber: -2.00
  • Front Toe: 0.05
  • Rear Toe: 0.20
  • Front Suspension: 9
  • Rear Suspension: 2
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 9
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 1
  • Front Ride Height: 3
  • Rear Ride Height: 5
  • Brake Pressure: 100.0
  • Front Brake Bias: 55%
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 25 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 25 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 23 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 23 psi
  • Tyre Strategy (25% race): Soft-Medium
  • Pit Window (25% race): 5-8 Lap
  • Fuel (25% race): +1.2 Laps

F1 22 Imola setup (wet)

  • Front Wing Aero: 26
  • Rear Wing Aero: 35
  • DT On Throttle: 78%
  • DT Off Throttle: 60%
  • Front Camber: -2.80
  • Rear Camber: -1.50
  • Front Toe: 0.08
  • Rear Toe: 0.44
  • Front Suspension: 1
  • Rear Suspension: 7
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar: 10
  • Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 1
  • Front Ride Height: 3
  • Rear Ride Height: 4
  • Brake Pressure: 100%
  • Front Brake Bias: 50%
  • Front Right Tyre Pressure: 24.2 psi
  • Front Left Tyre Pressure: 24.2 psi
  • Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 22.2 psi
  • Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 22.2 psi
  • Tyre Strategy (25% race): Soft-Medium
  • Pit Window (25% race): 5-8 Lap
  • Fuel (25% race): +1.2 Laps

These are our suggestions to create an optimal setup for the Emilia Romagna GP.

Aerodynamics

We adding a touch more downforce and ride height to make this a medium-high downforce setup, ideally suited to the Imola track. Compared with tracks like Portimão, Imola needs a bit more on the front wing in the dry, and front and rear wing in the wet. The track require a car with good levels of downforce, with your horsepower only really coming in to play along the long start/finish straight. There are, however, plenty of chicanes and fast corners around the circuit.


Transmission

We’ve opened up on throttle and having a relatively neutral setup off throttle. For the wet, we’ve opened the off throttle setting a little more to allow for a little less traction in the slippery conditions. Perhaps the toughest sector in the wet is the first, with it being quite easy to go off at the Tamburello and Villeneuve chicanes, and as Lewis Hamilton showed in 22, the Tosa hairpin is equally challenging in the wet.

Suspension Geometry

You don’t want to overdo it on the camber settings at Imola, but the track is nowhere near the tyre-killer that tracks like Silverstone or Spain are. The 2020 real life race was a one-stop affair, whilst the 22 edition of the race was a wet/dry thriller. On the whole, though, Imola is not overly punishing on the tires.

Front stability is also key at this track, with some of the quick changes of direction making it pivotal to get the car nicely rotated through the corners. This track is one where you need a compliant and responsive car. You can certainly get away with a bit more rear and front toe, and the stability of the car should still be pretty good and strong enough that you won’t have to worry. Whilst you can clout the kerbs at Imola, they can be pretty punishing if you are slightly wrong, so be wary of that.


Suspension

We have gone for some pretty firm settings on the front suspension and front anti-roll bar. We’ve kept the front and rear ride height close to neutral. However, given the nature of the kerbs and how aggressively you can take them, we have slightly adjusted the ride height at the rear of the car in the wet and dry to give a little bit more clearance. This should also help you to keep the car under control if you accidentally go over the yellow sausage kerbs.

Brakes

We’ve gone for 100% brake pressure and 50% front brake bias setup for wet and dry. It helps to stave off the issue of lock-ups, one of the primary issues you’ll come across in the game, while also giving you sufficient control when competing.

Tyres

Again, we have kept the tyre pressures nice and high for Imola. Straight line speed isn’t vital, but any increase you can get down the start/finish straight will be key because that section of the track – and into turn one – is ultimately where most of the overtakes will happen. All the other settings on the car should help to keep the tyres nicely in check instead.

Codemasters have done an amazing job at bringing this circuit to life, and it is so good to see Imola back again in a contemporary Formula 1 game.

Have you got your own Emilia Romagna 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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