Looking for the best and most realistic Fanatec wheel settings for F1 22?
If you’re driving on a Fanatec Podium F1, CSL DD or CSL Elite steering wheel then you’ll need to make sure you have the right settings in order to get the most realistic feeling.
That’s why we’ve researched and tested all the the different settings variations for F1 2022 and compiled them into this quick guide.
As you can imagine having proper wheel and FFB settings will make a pretty big difference to your driving and overall lap time performance, allowing you to be way more precise and make far fewer mistakes.
How to change Fanatec wheel settings in F1 2022?
In order for you to change the wheel FFB settings from your Fanatec CSL DD, CSL Elite or Podium F1, you’ll have to go through the following steps:
- Go to F1 2022 “Settings” menu
- Selects “Controls, Vibration & Force feedback“
- Select your “Fanatec” steering
- Click on “Edit“
- First change “Calibration” and then change “Vibration & Force Feedback“
As you can see within five simple steps you should be able to enter the Fanatec settings menu where you can start adjusting them following our guidelines below.
Calibration settings for Fanatec wheels in F1 22
Having the proper calibration is essential for any steering wheel, especially if you want to avoid the dreaded “deadzone”.
Deadzones can in fact hurt your performance a lot more than you think, as they can introduce unwanted input delay which will make it harder for you to react to things happening on track.
That’s why we always recommend setting them to zero.
Also pro sim racers and youtubers seem to be using the same settings whiches makes it a lot easier for newcomers to just copy and paste these into their own game.
So if you’re looking to get the most authentic F1 22 sim racing experience, make sure to use these calibration settings:
- Steering deadzone = o
- Steering linearity = 0
- Steering saturation = 0
- Throttle deadzone = 0
- Throttle linearity = 0
- Throttle saturation = 0
- Brake deadzone = 0
- Brake linearity = 0
- Brake saturation = 0
Vibration and Force Feedback settings
Let’s now have a look at the Fanatec wheels vibration and force feedback settings that we recommend using for F1 22.
This is where things can start to get a bit more subjective, but we’ve found that these settings offer a great balance between realism and gameplay.
You can of course tweak them to your own liking, but we think that these are a great starting point.
The settings below should help you achieve maximum performance from your Fanatec CSL DD/Elite and Podium F1:
- Vibration & force feedback = On
- Vibration & force feedback Strength = 75
- On track effects = 0
- Rumble strip effects = 0
- Off track effects = 0
- Wheel damper = 0
- Understeer enhance = On
- Maximum wheel rotation (F1 & F2) = 300°
- Maximum wheel rotation (Supercars = 900°
As you can see we’ve set the “vibration & force feedback strength” to 75 even though that will vary a lot from driver to driver.
As a rule of thumb, the higher the FFB strength, the more effort you will need when turning the wheel since it will get harder.
On the contrary, if you set it to a lower value the steering will feel more light and easy to drive.
Usually, though, a proper Fanatec steering wheel should have its FFB strength set to somewhere between 70 and 80.
So here were our most realistic and recommended Fanatec FFB and wheel settings for F1 2022.
We hope that you found this guide helpful and that it will help you get the most out of your Fanatec wheel.
As always, if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to reach us out.
Good luck and happy F1 racing! 🙂
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