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    Car Set-Ups Guide by Wolf Feather

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    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
    Permission is hereby granted for a user to download and/or
    print out a copy of this driving guide for personal use.
    
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    Please contact me for permission to post elsewhere on the
    Internet.
    
    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
    
    To find the latest version of this and all my other PSX/PS2
    game guides, visit FeatherGuides at
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