Thank you for your reply. However it is still not working. I followed all steps above and it still doesn't work for F1 2019 but it works for iRacing.
Notes: every time I delete hardware_settings_config.xml before launching the game it comes back after I have closed the game, even when I have selected "delete permanently"
When I go to in-game settings there is not option for set controller scheme. I go into game options > settings > controls, vibration, force feedback. From here i try but cannot input anything from the steering wheel and pedals into a scheme that exists (keyboard scheme etc). Looks as though the game does not recognize the wheel at all. I downloaded many schemes from the steam workshop and none of them recognize my wheel. I have tried to edit all of these schemes however no inputs are being taken from my wheel. I have linked a screenshot below. There is not option on any of my screens to just create a new scheme. Even if there was though it seems the game does not recognize the wheel. Any other ideas? Thanks for the help.