How to Install Madrid F1 Circuit on Assetto Corsa

Are you a Formula 1 fan and want to experience the thrill of driving on the newly announced Madrid Spanish Grand Prix circuit? If so, you (and I) are in luck, because there is a free mod for the Assetto Corsa game that you can use! In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the F1 Madrid circuit mod in Assetto Corsa and explain a little about some of the features of this quick-build mod.

I was personally amazed by how quickly the modders made this mod, in just 2 days from the official F1 announcement, this mod was finished and ready to be downloaded on the Race Department site. It's likely that they started working on this project long before the announcement but still it's not easy to do, and the most important thing is, this mod is free!

Madrid F1 track mod created by Tyrone – Nukedrop Mods, a talented modder who has also created other F1 circuits such as Jeddah and Las Vegas. This mod is based on the public streets of Madrid, combined with a layout plan released on January 23, 2024. This mod has no affiliation with Formula 1 or any of its subsidiaries and is for personal use only (not for commercial use).

Features you will get from the F1 Madrid circuit mod:

  • Can use up to 32 AI (opponents)
  • Basic Night Lights and some street lights (no night racing lights around the track as the developers (modders) assumed that F1 races would take place during the day)
  • Replay Camera
  • Compatibility with the latest PURE shaders

This mod is free to download and use, but you must have Content Manager And Custom Shaders Patch that have been installed so that this mod functions properly. Content Manager is a custom launcher and content management application for the Assetto Corsa game, and Custom Shaders Patch is a collection of shaders and features that improve graphics and physics game. You can find further information and download links on the developer page (link below).

In this tutorial, I will show you the following steps:

  • Download the Madrid F1 circuit mod from the RaceDepartment website page
  • Installing mods using Content Manager
  • Running mods and customizing settings
  • Using mods and discussing solutions to some common problems

After reading this tutorial, we hope that you can race on the Madrid F1 circuit in the Assetto Corsa game and experience the different challenges of this new circuit. Let's move on to the tutorial!

Download the Madrid F1 circuit mod from RaceDepartment

The first step is to download the Madrid F1 circuit mod from the RaceDepartment website, a website that provides many mods and add-ons for various racing simulators, including Assetto Corsa. You can download the Madrid F1 circuit mod here (Madrid – Gran Premio De Espana 2026). You must create an account (free) or log in with an existing account to download this mod.

Once you are on the mod page, read all the information about the mod and then click the Download button. The file size of this mod is around 179 MB in zip form, it may be larger once installed in the game.

When I wrote this tutorial, the file name was “madrid_2026_RELEASE”, maybe it will change when there is an update.

Install the mod using Content Manager

The next step is to install the mod using Content Manager (custom launcher and content management application for Assetto Corsa on PC). If you haven't used Content Manager, you can download it from here (Lite version). The installation process is easy but you may need a reference for some recommended settings, you can find them on YouTube or online forums that discuss Content Manager.

To install a mod using Content Manager, please open the Content Manager application then “drag and drop” the circuit file you just downloaded into the Content Manager window. You will see a popup in the corner that detects new files to install, you just need to click the “Install” button and the installation process will begin.

Once complete, you will see the Madrid F1 circuit in the list of circuits in the Content Manager app, with a green dot next to it (indicating that it is newly installed content). This means the mod is successfully installed and ready to use.

Run the mod and Adjust the settings

The final step is to launch the mod and adjust the settings to your liking. To launch a mod, click the Drive tab at the top of the Content Manager, and select the mode you want to play. You can choose from Single, Hotlap, Time Attack, Race, Drift, Drag Race, and Online modes. For short trials, I recommend you choose “Single” mode, which allows you to do short trials on a circuit track against the AI, or you can also just drive alone with “Practice” or “Hotlap/Time Trial” mode.

Next, click the Track button and select the F1 Madrid circuit (Madrid 2026) from the list. You can also use the search box to make it easier to find. You will see a preview of the circuit, with some information and options. You can adjust circuit settings such as time of day, weather, temperature, wind, and grip.

Next, click the Car button and select the car you want to drive. You can choose from the cars available from the Assetto Corsa game, or one of the mods you have installed. Next, click the Opponents button (if you want to race against the AI) and select the number and type of opponents you want to compete against.

Next you can choose from Practice, Qualify, and Race sessions, and set a time limit or number of laps for each session. Finally, click the “Go!” or “Start” and wait for the game to load.

Once the game loads, you'll see the cockpit view of your car, with several HUD elements on the screen. You may need to set some settings buttons if this is your first time using the Content Manager application.

Solutions to some common problems

If you experience problems with the mod, such as crashes, glitches, or errors, you can try the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Make sure you have the latest versions of Assetto Corsa, Content Manager, and Custom Shaders Patch installed and updated.
  • Make sure you have the latest drivers (firmware) for your graphics card (GPU) and soundcard installed and updated.
  • Make sure you have enough storage space and memory for games and mods to run smoothly.
  • Make sure you have a stable and fast internet connection if you play online.
  • Make sure you have the correct settings and compatibility for your monitor, keyboard, mouse, controller, or steering wheel.
  • Make sure you have the correct permissions and firewall settings for games and mods to access your system and network.
  • Make sure there are no other programs or processes running in the background that could interfere with the game and mods.
  • Make sure there are no other mods or add-ons installed that could give the mod problems or cause compatibility issues.
  • Make sure you have downloaded and installed the mod correctly and completely, and make sure you don't have any damaged or missing files. Just to be safe, please re-download the mod file and repeat the steps above
  • Make sure you have followed the mod creator's instructions and recommendations from the mod page.

If none of the above steps work, you can contact the mod author or the mod website for further help and support. You can also check the mod page for updates, patches, or fixes that might solve your problem.

Don't forget to also check the mod's comments and reviews for suggestions or solutions from other users who may be experiencing the same problem.

I hope this tutorial can help you to install and enjoy the Madrid F1 circuit mod in Assetto Corsa. This mod is a great and cheap way to experience the new Formula 1 circuit that will debut in 2026.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comments below as usual. If you like this tutorial, please share it with friends and don't forget to leave a positive comment. Enjoy the new F1 Madrid track!

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