Setup - what do YOU work on first?
Just thought I'd start a little topic on setup routines.
First time on a track with a new car or new tyres - what handling trait you focus on first? And what are your favoured settings to change?
Personally speaking (assuming tyres are controlled), I tend to work on the off-power turn-in of the car. I like to get it to do a nice smooth arc into the apex, with the car "squared off" and ready to put the power down for the exit - to my mind, everything else follows from there.
Normally I will start off by adjusting front spring rate. Then damping. Then I might change some roll centre shims. Finally I might add a bar if the track is smooth. I almost never change shock mounting position or ackerman or ride height.
When I'm happy with that, I will take a look at corner exit, trying to keep everything on the car balanced (no extreme differences in geometry or shock settings between the front and rear).
Over to you...