Looking for the best and most realistic AI and difficulty settings to race on Formula 1?
As you can imagine, having proper F1 difficulty settings is vital for getting the best driving experience out of the game.
In fact you’ll be able to match your current racing and driving skills to the AI opponents, making the entire game much more fun and less frustrating.
You’ll also want to make sure that all of the driving assists are set according to your skills level, so that you won’t struggle to keep your car on the track or that it feels too easy to drive.
Those assists include ABS, traction control, driving line, automatic gear shifting and so on.
Having said that, even though we realize that everyone’s skill level and preferences are a bit different, we still believe that there’s a pretty nice sweet spot where everyone could benefit from very similar settings.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best F1 2021 difficulty settings for you to try out.
How do I change the difficulty settings in F1 2021?
To change the difficulty settings from yur F1 2021 game you’ll have to head over to the “Grand Prix settings” then open “Assists“, change the assists accordingly and then move on to the “Simulation settings” to change the AI difficulty.
What difficulty should I play F1 2021 on?
The F1 2021 AI difficulty can be set to any numeric value between 0 and 110 and it will highly depend based on your current driving skills level.
However, most new F1 2021 sim drivers start out with an AI difficulty of between 20 to 60. Intermediate players set F1 2021 difficulties between 60 to 85.
Anything higher than 85, especially higher than 100, is an extremely skilled level.
Here’s a breakdown of the F1 AI difficulty settings:
- Very Easy (0-19)
- Easy (20-39)
- Medium (40-59)
- Hard (60-79)
- Expert (80-89)
- Master (90-94)
- Legend (95-100)
- Ultimate (101-110)
Is the AI better in F1 2021?
F1 2021’s AI is incredibly tweakable and the game now features a “rewind” option, which means you can go back and fix your driving mistakes or completely avoid crashes.
The bottom line is that the AI in F1 2021 is quite a lot better than it was before in the ’19 & ’20 versions, but how much better depends on how you set the difficulty settings.
What are the best F1 2021 difficulty settings?
The best simulation difficulty settings for F1 2021 are:
- AI Difficulty = 70 – 90
- Surface type = Realistic
- Recovery mode = Flashbacks
- Flashback limit = Unlimited
- Car damage = Standard
- Car damage rate = Reduced
- Low fuel mode = Hard
- Race starts = Manual
- Collisions = On
- Tyre temperature = Surface & Carcass
Best F1 2021 Driving assists
Here’s a full list of some of the best driving assists to use in F1 2021:
- Driving proficiency = Custom
- Steering assist = Off
- Braking assist = Off
- Anti-lock brakes = Off
- Traction control = Low
- Dynamic racing line = Corners only (Remove it if you find it annoying or distracting)
- Dynamic racing lyne type = 2D
- Geabox = Manual (“Automatic” if you don’t like changing gears)
- Pit assist = Off
- Pit release assist = Off
- ERS Assist = Off
As you can see, there are quite a lot of different settings that you can change.
We recommend that you start with the above settings and then make changes as you see fit.
For example, if you’re struggling to keep your car on the track, then you can increase the traction control or braking assist settings.
On the other hand, if you find the game too easy, then you can start removing some of the assists or increasing the AI difficulty.
In any case, we hope that you’ll find these F1 2021 difficulty settings helpful and that they’ll make your racing experience more enjoyable.
Remember that to get really good like the pros and run 108 AI settings takes time and practice. So, don’t give up if you’re struggling at first and keep working at it!