F1 2000: CAR SET-UPS GUIDE

By
Jamie Stafford/Wolf Feather
FEATHER7@IX.NETCOM.COM



Initial Version: July 3, 2002
Final Version:   July 3, 2002

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CONTENTS
Spacing
Permissions
Introduction
Settings
Grand Prix of Australia: Albert Park
Grand Prix of Brazil: Interlagos
Grand Prix of San Marino: Imola
Grand Prix of Great Britain: Silverstone
Grand Prix of Spain: Catalunya
Grand Prix of Europe: Nurburgring
Grand Prix of Monaco: Monte Carlo (Temporary Street Circuit)
Grand Prix of Canada: Gilles Villeneuve
Grand Prix of France: Nevers Magny-Cours
Grand Prix of Austria: A1-Ring
Grand Prix of Germany: Hockenheim
Grand Prix of Hungary: Hungaroring
Grand Prix of Belgium: Spa-Francorchamps
Grand Prix of Italy: Monza
Grand Prix of the United States: Indianapolis
Grand Prix of Japan: Suzuka
Grand Prix of Malaysia: Sepang
Contact Information

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SPACING
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PERMISSIONS
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Please contact me for permission to post elsewhere on the
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Should anyone wish to translate this driving guide into other
languages (F1 2000 is also optimized for French and Spanish),
please contact me for permission and provide me with a copy
when complete (especially important so that I can improve my
French and Spanish skills).

This driving guide is the result of well over 150 hours of
gameplay and approximately 40 (fortunately nonconsecutive)
hours of writing and editing.  Plagiarism is therefore NOT
tolerated!!!!!

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INTRODUCTION
Most likely, if you play F1 2000, then you are at least a
casual fan of Formula 1 racing, and have at least a basic
knowledge of many or all of the currently-used F1 courses.
What this guide presents is a set of tuning parameters for
the various circuits which should provide a good basis for
car set-up for each circuit.

Please keep in mind that these suggested car set-ups are just
that: suggestions.  These are designed with my personal
aggressive driving style in mind.  Therefore, the set-ups
presented here will likely need to be tweaked for each
player's comfort level and driving style.

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SETTINGS
During the Test Day, Practice, and Qualifying sessions,
sitting in the Pits and pressing the Start button brings up
an options screen.  Selecting "Car Setup" brings up dialogues
to change Front Downforce, Rear Downforce, Gear Ratios,
Steering Lock, Front Suspension, Rear Suspension, Brake
Balance, and Ground Clearance (press the up and down buttons
to switch between these dialogues).  For convention, this
driving guide will use the following system to show these
settings:

Ground Clearance: -1

These dialogues show seven small boxes.  The centermost box
means a neutral setting (zero).  The three boxes to the left
mean progressively lower settings (negative), while the three
boxes to the right mean progressively higher settings
(positive).  The number indicates how many boxes in each
direction the red square should move; a zero indicates a
neutral setting.  Each circuit will have suggested settings
for the above dialogues to help stabilize the chosen car for
that venue.  These are just suggestions, largely based upon
my rather aggressive driving style; experiment and find the
car set-up which works best for your driving style for each
course.

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GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRALIA: ALBERT PARK
Front Downforce: -1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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GRAND PRIX OF BRAZIL: INTERLAGOS
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -1

NOTE: This suggested car set-up is for a high-downforce set-
up, to take advantage of passing under braking on the lower
part of the course.

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GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO: IMOLA
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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GRAND PRIX OF GREAT BRITAIN: SILVERSTONE
Front Downforce: -1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -1

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GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN: CATALUNYA
Front Downforce: -1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE: NURBURGRING
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -1

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GRAND PRIX OF MONACO: MONTE CARLO (TEMPORARY STREET CIRCUIT)
Front Downforce: +3
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -1
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: +1

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GRAND PRIX OF CANADA: CIRCUIT GILLES VILLENEUVE
Front Downforce: 0
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE: NEVERS MAGNY-COURS
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -1
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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GRAND PRIX OF AUSTRIA: A1-RING
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -1
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -1

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GRAND PRIX OF GERMANY: HOCKENHEIM
Front Downforce: -2
Rear Downforce: +2
Gear Ratios: -1
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -3

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GRAND PRIX OF HUNGARY: HUNGARORING
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -1

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GRAND PRIX OF BELGIUM: SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: 0

NOTE: A negative setting on Ground Clearance will increase
overall speed due to less aerodynamic friction underneath the
car, but will definitely result in bottoming out along the
steep uphill fades through Eau Rouge.

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GRAND PRIX OF ITALY: MONZA
Front Downforce: -1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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GRAND PRIX OF THE UNITED STATES: INDIANAPOLIS
Front Downforce: +2
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

NOTE ON SET-UP: All weekend long, teams were struggling with
one major decision: to use a low-downforce set-up or a high-
downforce set-up.  The infield of the course has so many
corners (and really only one straightaway of any mention)
that it necessitated a high-downforce set-up for optimum
speed and handling; the main Indy course requires drivers to
stand on the throttle for nearly thirty seconds, thus
requiring a low-downforce set-up to take maximum advantage of
this extensive prime passing zone.  The suggested set-up
presented here is for a high-downforce set-up, to take
advantage of the infield segment of the course.  For those
racing in Easy or Medium modes, you might still get passed on
the main Indy course, but it is easy to block challengers
from getting by.  For those in higher racing modes, this may
not be a good set-up to use.  Experiment and find the set-up
which works best for you - at Indy especially, but also at
any other F1 course.

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GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN: SUZUKA
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -1

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GRAND PRIX OF MALAYSIA: SEPANG
Front Downforce: +1
Rear Downforce: +3
Gear Ratios: -3
Steering Lock: +3
Front Suspension: +2
Rear Suspension: +2
Brake Balance: -1
Ground Clearance: -2

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CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions, rants, raves, etc., contact me at:
FEATHER7@IX.NETCOM.COM

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