The Zandvoort Circuit in the Netherlands first opened during the post-war motorsport craze that was sweeping across Europe during the late 1940s. Back then, it featured a track that was a mixture of track and public roads. Fans get excited even today with its updated full-track layout on the F1 calendar.
In this guide, we are going to build the best F1 23 Netherlands setup that can dominate the races on this track with ease. We will look at all the settings, from aerodynamics to tyres, and even include adjustments for wet conditions.
Best F1 23 Netherlands setup: Settings for dry and wet conditions
Zandvoort is a track that features long sweeping high-speed turns. Built in and around dunes, this track has multiple elevation changes and banks, that give a roller coaster-like feel to the track. This is why our F1 23 Netherland setup settings will make sure the build is stable and has enough grip to handle these challenges on the Netherlands track.
Note: The guide will have wet condition adjustments wherever required.
Netherlands is one of those tracks that requires constant turning even if it is in a small radius due to its long sweeping turns. A high downforce setting in aerodynamics ensures you are able to take turns with ease. Lower downforce is more suited for straight-line speed which is something you have to forego in this track.
This will also help in keeping your grip in wet conditions.
- Front Wing Aero: 45
- Rear Wing Aero: 36
Open differential settings are the way to go in any setup. It gives the most amount of power possible to your rear wheels which might be bad for traction; but if you can control it, you will have the most performance out of it as possible.
- Differential Adjustment on-throttle: 50%
- Differential Adjustment off-throttle: 51%
For wet conditions on Zandvoort, increasing the off-throttle differential can help in keeping the car more stable. Experiment with this to further fine-tune it to your racing style.
- Differential Adjustment on-throttle: 55%
- Differential Adjustment off-throttle: 60%
The suspension geometry settings are often responsible for the stability of the F1 car around the banks, curves and elevation changes on the track. The decently high rear toe on this build will help a lot while turning on those long turns of Zandvoort.
- Front Camber: -2.50˚
- Rear Camber: -1.00˚
- Front Toe: 0.06˚
- Rear Toe: 0.25˚
For this F1 23 Netherlands setup, we will go with balanced settings for suspension. A higher front suspension stiffness will still retain some of the turning ability, along with the higher ride, which will make it easier to drive along the elevation changes on this track.
- Front Suspension: 36
- Rear Suspension: 9
- Front Anti-Roll Bar: 10
- Rear Anti-Roll Bar: 5
- Front Ride Height: 36
- Rear Ride Height: 40
Full brake pressure is always the way to go. However, you can reduce this to about 95% if you are racing without ABS turned on. The front brake bias is recommended to be balanced as well for this track.
- Brake Pressure: 100%
- Front Brake Bias: 53%
For using this F1 23 Netherlands setup on wet conditions, you should reduce the brake pressure slightly to have more stability under braking and increase the front brake bias as well.
- Brake Pressure: 98%
- Front Brake Bias: 56%
The tyre settings can highly affect how much wear you end up with during the race. With these settings, you will have the best possible grip and general performance while making sure your tyre wear is minimal, despite the roller coaster nature of Zandvoort.
Notice the rear right tyre pressure is slightly higher. This is due to the track affecting the right tyre more than the left because of how the turns are on this track.
- Front Right Tyre Pressure: 22.7
- Front Left Tyre Pressure: 22.7
- Rear Right Tyre Pressure: 20.3
- Rear Left Tyre Pressure: 20.1
Zandvoort is one of the most fun tracks with its long smooth turns. It also lets you go fast through most of the track and with our F1 23 Netherlands setup, you can focus on mastering this track and reaching the pole position on this exciting roller coaster-like track on the dunes.