Assetto Corsa Keyboard Controls List

Looking for a complete list of Keyboard controls for playing on Assetto Corsa?

As you can imagine, having all the best controls for playing on a keyboard will make it so much easier for you to drive than if you were to guess or using random control settings.

In fact, you’ll want to be as precise as possible with your steering, brakes and throttle, in order to reduce the number of mistakes you’ll ever do while driving.

So having said that, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of Keyboard controls for Assetto Corsa so that you can jumpstart with your racing.

Can you play Assetto Corsa with a keyboard?

Yes, you can play Asseto Corsa with a keyboard, although it’s not totally recommended as you will be at a large disadvantage to those using a steering wheel and pedals.

Your lap times won’t be nearly as good as the pro drivers using steering wheels but if you’re just starting out or want to get a feel for the game before buying any hardware, then playing with a keyboard is probably the best thing for you to do.

How to play Assetto Corsa with Keyboard Controls

The complete keyboard controls for Assetto Corsa include two different options for you to try and decide which you prefer most:

  • Mouse steering option
  • Classic option

Each of these options has its own set of controls, which are listed below.

Mouse steering option

In case you’ve never thought or heard about this Mouse Steering setting, let me suggest you try it.

It may seem stupid but the number of sim racers that are using it and sharing it on Reddit are quite many so you should definitely consider trying it for a few laps.

Here are all the Assetto Corsa setting while using mouse steering:

  • Steering = Mouse
  • Throttle = W
  • Brakes = S
  • Handbrake = Space
  • LShift = Upshifting
  • LCtrl = Downshifting

Classic option

In case the mouse steering option seemed a bit too weird for you, here are all the classic Assetto Corsa keyboard controls:

  • Throttle = Up arrow
  • Brakes = Spacebar
  • Left Arrow = Steer left
  • Right Arrow = Steer right
  • Handbrake =Left Shift
  • Shift Up = W
  • Shift down = S
  • Look back = A
  • Look Left and Right = Z/X or Q/E

As you can see, the main difference from the mouse steering option is that you’ll have to use the arrow keys to steer your car instead of the mouse.

How to be fast in Assetto Corsa while using a keyboard?

For you to be fast in Assetto Corsa, you’ll need to be smooth with your inputs even though it’s not easy to do with just a keyboard.

Make sure you follow the appropriate racing line and that you push very hard on the brakes so that you can win lots of time on the entries without losing much on the exits.

After a few months of playing with a keyboard, you’ll start to feel more comfortable and you’ll be able to take more risks while driving.


So here were all the keyboard controls for playing on Assetto Corsa.

Remember, if you’re just starting out, we recommend that you try the Mouse Steering option as it will help you get a feel for the game before moving on to the classic controls.

Also, make sure you practice a lot so that you can be fast and smooth with your inputs!

Hope that helped, see you soon on track! 🙂

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Alessio Lorandi

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