Best F1 2020 Controller Settings (Xbox & PlayStation)

Best F1 2020 Controller Settings (Xbox & PlayStation)
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
April 26, 2022

Looking for the best controller settings to play on Formula 1 2020?

As you can imagine having the most accurate F1 controller settings could make a very big difference to your lap times and overall performance.

Best F1 2020 Controller Settings (Xbox & PlayStation)

That’s why we’ve spent quite a bit of time researching and testing all the different variations to finally share with you our most recommended ones.

So if you’re really serious about becoming the best F1 driver out there, then make sure to check out our list below.

Can you play F1 2020 with a controller?

Yes, you can absolutely play F1 2020 with a controller but you’ll need to adjust your settings properly to avoid making mistakes and losing precious time with your driving.

Is F1 2020 good with a Controller?

Yes, it is. Even though a controller may not be as fast as using a Fanatec or Thrustmaster steering wheel, you can still get some pretty fast lap times if only you use the right settings.

In fact, the best way to find that is to actually experiment with different calibration and sensitivity settings until you find the right ones for you.

What assists should I use for racing F1 2020 with a controller?

Assists can help you massively when using a controller and here are the ones we recommend you to use:

  • Gear Shift = Automatic
  • Traction Control = Full

What assists should I use for racing F1 2020 with a controller?

We generally suggest setting the gear shift to automatic since you won’t really have the time to shift properly when racing with a controller in F1 2020, but if you wish to add them then that’s fine.

What are the best controller settings for F1 2020?

Here are our recommended Xbox/PS4 controller settings for F1 2020:

  • Steering deadzone = 0
  • Steering linearity = 50
  • Steering saturation = 0
  • Throttle deadzone = 0
  • Throttle linearity = 50
  • Throttle saturation = 0
  • Brake deadzone = 0
  • Brake linearity = 50
  • Brake saturation = 0

Recommended F1 2020 controller layout

After trying out different setups, here’s the best F1 2020 controller layout that has been working for us using an Xbox One controller:

  • Throttle = LT
  • Brake/Reverse = RT
  • Steer left = Left stick
  • Steer right = Right stick

As you can see, the LT-RT triggers are used for acceleration and braking while the left and right sticks are for steering input.

What are the best controller settings for F1 2020?

This is by far the most comfortable and effective way to control your car in F1 2020 using a controller.


So here were our recommended controller settings and layout to use for playing F1 2020.

We hope that this guide was helpful and that you’ll be able to get the most out of your racing experience with these settings.

Remember that it’s always better to experiment and find out what suits you, so make sure to play around with the different options until you’re happy with your setup.

Until next time, happy racing!

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Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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