Felipe Nasr is excited to return to familiar territory at the Malaysian Grand Prix and feels the Sepang International Circuit is one which will suit the Sauber C34.

The Brazilian driver firmly put Sauber's off-track issues behind him by finishing an impressive fifth in his debut Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne. With the Swiss team reaching an agreement with former driver Giedo van der Garde, the questions surrounding Nasr's permanent race seat have ended as the paddock heads to Malaysia for round two of the 2015 season.

Nasr is looking ahead to Sepang as it is a circuit he's raced at before in his GP2 days. The 22-year-old notched up two podium appearances while racing in the Formula 1 feeder series, a third place in 2012 with DAMS and a second place in 2013 with Carlin.

"I am really looking forward to the Malaysian Grand Prix," Nasr said. "It will be easier for me to approach this race weekend, as I know the track quite well from previous racing series, which was not the case in Melbourne."

Sepang also acts as the first traditional Grand Prix track of the 2015 season and will provide a completely different test compared to the Australian city street circuit. Nasr feels the Sepang circuit will enable his team to get the best out of its C34 car.

"Looking back to our winter tests, I am confident that the layout of the track in Malaysia can suit our car," Nasr said. "After a successful season opener in Melbourne, I think the Malaysian Grand Prix can be one of the races we can look forward to. The track consists of some long straights and fasts corners, so I would expect a bigger tyre degradation.

"On the other hand, it is positive that our car seems to have a decent straight line speed, but I think some more downforce could help us to gain time in the high-speed corners."