The simulator features several hot-keys that can be used to make some tasks while driving easier to manage while driving. These hot-keys are setup by default the first time the sim is launched after install and can be changed to each driver's preference in the Options menu. A list of default hot-keys can be found at Sim Hot-Key Combinations.


Viewing and Changing Hot-key Assignments

To view or change the hot-key assignments, launch the sim, then select "Options" at the top right of your screen.

Once in the options section, Select "Controls" at the bottom right of the window to view and adjust the hot-key assignments.

Users can customize the hot-keys to their preferences. To change any assignment, first click on the control assignment, located to the right of the name of the control.

NOTE: Not all cars use all of the available controls. Active controls for each car are shown in black, while inactive controls are shown in light gray.

This will display a notification noting that the control is now unassigned, and that you are now free to assign the control. Press the desired button or key combination that you would like the control to be assigned to.

Once the control has been assigned, the notification will disappear, and the control assignment should now be visible.

Some adjustments, such as the handbrake and brake bias, will need to be set using a wizard, simply follow the directions on screen to setup these controls.

NOTE: The various controls available to the driver depending on the type of car being driven. Currently available controls will always be shown with black text, while currently unavailable controls will always be shown with gray text.

Once you are done making changes, select "Done" on the bottom right to close the Options menu.

Important Controls

Some controls are not assigned assigned by default and must be manually assigned by the user. Below is a list of controls you may expect to need in different types of cars, and should be mapped to controls that are within easy reach of the driver:

All Cars
  • Push to talk (found in the Sound tab)
  • Brake Bias
  • Next and Previous Black Box
  • Pit Speed Limiter
  • Recenter HMD (if using VR)
Open Wheelers and Dirt Cars
  • Tear Off Visor


  • Traction Control Toggle
  • Headlight Flash
F1 Cars
  • DRS
  • Push to Pass / Overtake
  • Weight Jacker (Right Spring Set)
Stock Car Pro Series
  • Push to Pass / Overtake 
  • Front Antiroll Bar Set
  • Rear Antiroll Bar Set
V8 Supercars
  • Front Antiroll Bar Set
  • Rear Antiroll Bar Set
Rally Cars
  • Tear off Visor
  • Handbrake