F1 2019, like its predecessor F1 2018, plays great with a wheel, but has terrible default settings. The steering angle is completely wrong for an F1 car and the force feedback is way too strong, at least on the Logitech G29 and G920. It's very important to get these settings correct, especially on lower end wheels like this, which can easily be overwhelmed with too much force feedback, leaving a wheel that isn't able to give you any information about the car whenever you are in a corner.
When you are trying to push the limits of grip, you need as much information as you can get through the wheel. In this guide, I will show you the settings I use and how you can modify them to your personal preference.
G HUB Settings
The default steering angle in this game uses the full rotation of your wheel which is way too much for an F1 car. They typically have a maximum 360° rotation, meaning you can turn the wheel 180° to the left and 180° to the right. While technically possible to set this in-game, it's much easier to simply set this in G HUB.
Create a new profile for F1 2019 with the following settings:
F1 2019 Settings
In Game Options > Settings > Controls, Vibration & Force Feedback > Logitech G29 / G920 > Calibration:
I raise the Steering Linearity to make the wheel a little less sensitive when the wheel is centered, though this is purely personal preference.
In Game Options > Settings > Controls, Vibration & Force Feedback > Logitech G29 / G920 > Vibration & Force Feedback:
|Vibration & Force Feedback||On|
|Vibration & Force Feedback Strength||45|
|On Track Effects||18|
|Off Track Effects||18|
Vibration & Force Feedback Strength is the overall strength of the force feedback. Raising it too much starts to overwhelm the wheel, making the wheel feel heavy and lifeless. I find the range of 45-50 works best.
On Track Effects is the vibrations felt based on the track surface.
Rumblestrip Effects is the vibration felt when running over a kerb.
Off Track Effects is the vibration felt when you leave the track.
Wheel Damper makes the wheel feel heavier.
Understeer Enhance drastically lightens the wheel when you start to understeer. I find this more distracting than anything. The wheel lightens so much when you start to understeer that it feels more like the wheel is broken rather than something that is happening to the car.
Once you get the steering angle set and the force feedback turned down, F1 2019 feels really good on these wheels. It's not the best force feedback I've ever felt, but it works fine. The game is still a lot of fun. If you have a VR headset, you may be interested to know that F1 2019 works surprisingly well in VR using VorpX.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.