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Spa-Francorchamps - Belgium (Dry)

Discussion in 'F1 2012 Setups' started by Steve Lambert, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Steve Lambert

    Steve Lambert
    I hate not getting pole

    Car


    Circuit


    Condition
    Dry

    Distance


    Aerodynamics
    Front Wing Angle:
    Rear Wing Angle:

    Braking
    Balance: F xx% - R xx%
    Pressure:
    Brake Size:

    Balance
    Front Anti-Roll Bar: xx
    Rear Anti-Roll Bar: xx

    Suspension
    Front Ride Height: x
    Rear Ride Height: x
    Front Spring Stiffness: xx
    Rear Spring Stiffness: xx

    Gearbox
    Gear 1: xxx kph / mph
    Gear 2: xxx kph / mph
    Gear 3: xxx kph / mph
    Gear 4: xxx kph / mph
    Gear 5: xxx kph / mph
    Gear 6: xxx kph / mph
    Gear 7: xxx kph / mph

    Engine
    Fuel Map: Mix x

    Alignment
    Camber Front:
    Camber Rear:
    Toe Front:
    Toe Rear:

    Tyres
    option

    Notes
    Specify your time and additional information: TT / GP / Online
     
  2. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    Car
    McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

    Circuit
    Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)

    Condition
    Dry

    Distance
    25%

    Aerodynamics
    Front Wing Angle: 11
    Rear Wing Angle: 1

    Braking
    Balance: F 52% - R 48%
    Pressure: Medium
    Brake Size: Standard

    Balance
    Front Anti-Roll Bar: 4
    Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 10

    Suspension
    Front Ride Height: 1
    Rear Ride Height: 1
    Front Spring Stiffness: 9
    Rear Spring Stiffness: 7

    Gearbox
    Gear 1: 135 kph
    Gear 2: 167 kph
    Gear 3: 200 kph
    Gear 4: 231 kph
    Gear 5: 270 kph
    Gear 6: 305 kph
    Gear 7: 347 kph

    Alignment
    Camber Front: -3.40
    Camber Rear: -1.50
    Toe Front: 0.11
    Toe Rear: 0.41

    Tyres
    Option

    Notes
    1:51.532 - GP Mode. Heavily based on my 2011 Spa setup. There's a lot more in there, that's only a rough first version.
     
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  3. Tom I must say that your setups were the only ones that I used for 2011. Thanks a ton for posting your setups. They really suit my driving style.

    I tried your Brazil 2011 setup on 2012 and it worked perfect for me. Actually I ran faster than I did in 2011. I am going to plug this in at Spa for 2012 and see what happens. 360 by the way
     
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  4. 11-1 wings? Looks like it may be similar to 2010 setups then.
     
  5. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    That's most stable for me right now. It's not perfect so that might pretty well change. ;)
     
  6. Why do you use Medium pressure? I use high and it's def. better! :D
     
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  7. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Without sharing your setup we don't believe you of course :roflmao:
     
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  8. It reminded me of that, they might translate right away.

    I'm still waiting on my download, but if the understeer from the demo is anything to go by it seems like a good solution.
     
  9. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    I had used high pressure in 2011 and it didn't suit me this time around. I'll have to play around with it anyway, so expect changes. ;)
     
  10. Eric Jaeger

    Eric Jaeger
    2012 GP2 Champion

    Good setup Tom. You got rid of most of the understeer and the car feels pretty stable despite the 11-1 wing(which I was kinda of sceptacle about...visions of spinning at el rouge:confused:) its a little tricky going through there on a green track with cold tires but once you get the temps up its planted. Pulled a 1:50.452 in GP mode.
    I can tell this game is going to be way harder to master since you have to be much much smoother with your inputs, especially the steering, and no more banging down through the gears or else you get that little trail of smoke out the back or worse. Keep up the good work:thumbsup:
     

  11. I don't think it's gonna be faster, you're just used to 2011 too much. I could do a 46 at spa within 3-4 laps. It depends on how fast you learn and adapt. :)
     
  12. The differences to 2011 are many (very little to do with the demo as well), you have to be a lot more carefull on the brakes, (i feel a lot more at home with high pressure btw, gives me a good feel for when to go light on the pedal, when it's time to slowly release...) you can't brake nowhere near as late as last year, and some curbs need a bit of respect, you can clip'em but not run over them full throttle without any regard for the car.
    Other than that the car is a lot more stable, the understeer from the demo isn't an issue, nor is the floaty feel of 2011, DRS can be opened a lot earlier too.

    Setup wise (very superficial analysis btw), it surprised me that cranking up the wings doesn't give you a huge downforce advantage, it just alters the balance a bit, running 11/11 doesn't let you brake like 2011 or anything like that, 11/1 is feasible, doesn't turn the car into a turd... but i'm not sure it's the fastest way around Spa or most tracks.

    Seems like Codemasters finally delivered on their promise that the setup screen is a small adjustment within a limited range already picked by the team for that particular track.
     
  13. Eric Jaeger

    Eric Jaeger
    2012 GP2 Champion

    I don't think we're going to see lap times anywhere near what people were doing in 2011, so you're right it's not gonna be as fast(I was running low 40s at Spa in 2011). As far as how fast people learn and adapt, that's the good thing of it being a game and not real life, we can take our time adapting nobodys job is on the line if your not upto speed right away. IMO seems some people on here are too anxious to get leagues going for this game and expecting people to fast right outa the box
     
  14. I am all for lap times that are close to real life. I personally don't want to be going 5-10 to seconds faster than real life F1 times. I am all about the racing and the driving, not about blasting a fast lap.
     
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  15. Eric Jaeger

    Eric Jaeger
    2012 GP2 Champion

    Ditto
     
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  16. yeah set ups are more like 2010...

    can I haz lezz rear wing plz :thumbsdown:
     
  17. Very nice Setup Tom Endres. Using your setup with the red bull I was able to do 1:50.169.
    Manual, wheel g25 , on the ps3. Thank you'
     
  18. Good setup Tom
    1'47"836

    Logitech DRIVING FORCE
     
  19. Good Tom
    1'47"616
     
  20. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Car
    Lotus Renault (Kimi Style :cool:)

    Circuit
    Spa-Francorchamps

    Condition
    Dry

    Distance
    100%

    Aerodynamics
    Front Wing Angle: 4
    Rear Wing Angle: 2

    Braking
    Balance: F 48% - R 52%
    Pressure: High
    Brake Size: Standard

    Balance
    Front Anti-Roll Bar: 1
    Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 11

    Suspension
    Front Ride Height: 2
    Rear Ride Height: 3
    Front Spring Stiffness: 7
    Rear Spring Stiffness: 10

    Gearbox
    Gear 1: 143 kph
    Gear 2: 175 kph
    Gear 3: 206 kph
    Gear 4: 237 kph
    Gear 5: 270 kph
    Gear 6: 306 kph
    Gear 7: 348 kph

    Engine
    Fuel Map: Mix x

    Alignment
    Camber Front: -3.10
    Camber Rear: -1.40
    Toe Front: 0.13
    Toe Rear: 0.38

    Tyres
    Option

    Notes
    I am rusty after long absence from the game so give it some time. Settings will be adjusted from time to time.
     
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