F1 2020 – How to fix Crashing, Stuttering and FPS Drops

F1 2020 crashing stuttering fps drops fix – F1 2020 is now available on all major gaming platforms. The game has been developed by Codemasters and it is the official video game of the 2020 Formula 1 and Formula 2 Championships. It is also the twelfth installment in the franchise, and it features all twenty-two circuits, twenty drivers and ten teams present in the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship.

A new feature called “My Team” has been introduced in F1 2020. We have already seen this feature in games like Dirt 4 and now it is available for F1 2020. “My Team” is actually a team management feature which allows the player to create and run an eleventh team. The player will initially need to choose an engine supplier, recruit a second driver, design a livery and sign sponsors. They will be get to upgrade the facilities at their team’s headquarters and hire staff to continue development as the career mode progresses.

The information given above should give you a basic idea of the game. Now lets talk about how the game performs on the PC or Windows platform. Since we saw a lot players complaining about performance issues like crashes, stutters, fps drops, etc, on the forums. We decided to put up a guide mentioning some steps to fix them.

F1 2020 – How to fix Crashing, Stuttering and FPS Drops

System Requirement of F1 2020

Before we move further in this article, lets take a look at the minimum and recommended system requirements of F1 2020.


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2130 / AMD FX 4300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 640 / AMD HD 7750 (DirectX11 Graphics Card)
  • Storage: 80 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Additional Notes: Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti / AMD RX 590 (DirectX12 Graphics Card)
  • Storage: 80 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Additional Notes: Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive

As you can see this game does require you to have Windows 10 64 bit. So Windows 7 or 8.1 users are pretty much out of luck here. Also, you can easily tell from the recommended system requirements of F1 2020, that this is a really heavy title. So make sure you have a decent gaming rig before you turn up the graphics settings.

For Nvidia Users

Update your Nvidia Graphics Driver to v451.67

Nvidia recently released their GeForce Game Ready Driver v451.67. This driver brings you day 1 support for F1 2020 and some other games. So make sure you update your driver.

If you are a Nvidia user then you can directly update your driver from the Geforce Experience application. You can also download the driver directly from the link below.

Just fill up the details and your driver should be available for download.

nvidia driver v451.67

Disable GeForce Experience Overlay

If you are using Nvidia GeForce Experience then you most probably have the in-game overlay on. You need to turn it off. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch GFE
  • Click on the Settings icon located at the top-right corner
  • Click on General
  • And just turn off In-Game Overlay

Nvidia Control Panel settings for F1 2020

The first thing you should do is click on ‘Adjust image settings with preview‘ located on the left side under 3D settings and make sure that ‘Use the advanced 3D image settings‘ is selected. Now:

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on Global Settings
  • Now tweak the following settings:
    Image Sharpening : Off
    Threaded Optimization : On
    Power Management : Prefer Maximum Performance
    Low Latency Mode : Off
    Texture filtering – Quality : Performance

For AMD Users

Update your AMD Graphics Driver to v20.5.1

Though AMD has not released any driver that specifically supports F1 2020, it is wise to keep your drivers updated. If you are an AMD user then you can find the latest Adrenaline driver from the link given below.

AMD Adrenalin settings for F1 2020

  • Radeon Anti-Lag : Disabled
  • Radeon Boost : Disabled
  • Image Sharpening : Off
  • Anti-Aliasing Mode : Use Application settings
  • Anti-aliasing Method : Multi-sampling
  • Morphological Filtering : Off
  • Anisotropic Filtering : Disabled
  • Texture Filtering Quality: Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization: Enabled
  • Tesselation Mode: AMD Optimized
  • Wait for V-sync: Off
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering: Off
  • Shader Cache: AMD optimized
  • Maximum Tesselation Level: Off
  • GPU Workload: Graphics
  • Radeon Chill: Off
  • Frame Rate Target Control: Disabled

Tweak the graphics settings of F1 2020

  • Detail Preset : Custom
  • Lighting Quality : High
  • Post Process : High
  • Shadows : Medium
  • Particles : Medium
  • Crowd : High
  • Mirrors : High
  • Ambient Occlusion : On
  • Screen Space Reflections : Medium
  • Texture Streaming : High
  • Vehicle Reflections : High
  • Weather Effects : High
  • Ground Cover : High
  • Skidmarks : High
  • Skidmarks Blending : On
  • SSRT Shadows : Off

Click here to check out the complete guide to F1 2020 Best Graphics Settings.

Run the game on DirectX 11

DirectX 12 is really unstable at the moment and is causing a lot of performance issues in F1 2020. So make sure you have running the game on DirectX 11. I did try playing the game on DX12 and even on a RTX 2060 Super the game crashed for me twice. There was also some minor stuttering and freezing.

This article is still being updated. We will be adding more troubleshooting methods in the future.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, If you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on July 14, 2020

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