Felipe Nasr feels he's made an excellent start to life in Formula 1 and feels the upcoming Austrian Grand Prix is a race where he can extract the maximum from his Sauber C34.

The Brazilian sits 10th in the F1 drivers' championship and is top rookie after the opening seven rounds. Reflecting on his own performances this season, Nasr feels he's made the most of every opportunity after securing three points finishes, highlighted by a hugely impressive fifth place in Australia.

"I'm very pleased I have to say it has been very positive, I've been learning a lot and picking up a lot experience at each race," Nasr said. "I think every time I go to an event I feel more comfortable with the car and make the most of the opportunities I get. When I've had the chance to score points I've taken it. I couldn't ask for more."

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Looking ahead to Spielberg this weekend, Nasr feels the high-speed layout of the circuit will suit the Ferrari-powered Sauber compared to its rivals and hopes to bounce back from his worst result of the season last time out in Canada.

"I assume it will be a challenging weekend fighting against our main competitors, but I am confident we will extract the maximum out of our package," he said. "It is quite a fast circuit, with many long straights combined with some high-speed corners. The long straights could be a benefit for us, but downforce is also required in the high-speed corners."

The Red Bull Ring holds mixed memories for the 22-year-old. In 2014 while racing in GP2 for Carlin, Nasr claimed victory and the fastest lap in the feature race but was denied the chance of a double after retiring from the sprint race.