F1 2021 PC Keyboard Controls Guide

F1 2021 PC Keyboard Controls Guide
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
April 7, 2022

Looking for the best keyboard controls for your F1 2021 game?

Not sure which buttons do what? No worries, we’ve got you covered!

In this guide, we’ll walk you through all of the PC keyboard controls for F1 2021.

F1 2021 PC Keyboard Controls Guide

As you can imagine, learning on your own about each and every single keyboard control would take forever.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most important ones that you need to know about.

Remember though, this is just a guide. So feel free to experiment with the controls and find out whether you’ll prefer changing some to better suit your gameplay style!

F1 2021 Keyboard Controls List

F1 Action Key
Accelerate Arrow Up
Brake / Reverse Arrow Down
Steer Left Arrow Left
Steer Right Arrow Right
Pause Esc
Gear Up Shift
Gear Down Ctrl
Clutch Space
Next Camera C
Look Forward Home
Look Back Backspace
Look Left Delete
Look Right Page Down
Replay/Flashback X
Pit Limiter Q
Radio Commands T
Multi-Function Display Alt
MD Menu Up W
MFD Menu Down S
MFD Menu Right A
MFD Menu Left D
Push to Talk P
Overtake M


So as you can see, with 25 different control settings is better to have a guide by your side.

The list goes on to cover all of the keyboard controls for F1 2021, so make sure to check it out repeatedly until you have them all memorized.

Otherwise feel free to take a screenshot and print it, so that you can have access to it anytime you need.

Check out the video tutorial above in case you were still confused about some keyboard controls.

Can you be fast playing F1 2021 with a keyboard?

You can get pretty fast after enough practice but there’s no chance you’ll be able to set world record time trials or win online races.

Can you be fast playing F1 2021 with a keyboard?

Racing wheels are way better than keyboards and controllers since they offer much more precision, force feedback and will allow you to be on the limit of the car.

Also the pedals will be extremely important to your overall performance.

How to practice playing with a keyboard in F1 2021?

A good place to start practicing with a keyboard is the Time Trial mode where you can set ghost cars of real life drivers or your own best laps.

How to practice playing with a keyboard in F1 2021?

This will give you a good idea of the lines, braking points and throttle control you need to employ.


We hope that this guide was helpful and that you’ll be able to quickly get adjusted to the keyboard controls in F1 2021.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know.

As always, happy sim racing 🙂

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About the autor

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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