'Level of perfection' will be higher in second Austrian race - Vettel

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel believes that teams will head into Austria's second race boosted by the knowledge garnered from this week's opening round at the Red Bull Ring.

For the first time in the history of the F1 world championship, teams will race on the same track on consecutive weekends, a first resulting from the need to compress this year's disrupted calendar because of the coronavirus crisis.

The oddity will give teams and drivers a chance to fine-tune their performance and hopefully seek a better result the second time around.

"I have no experience heading back to the same track just a week after and having a second race, but I’ve been around for a while," said Vettel.

"I guess the level of perfection will be even higher the second weekend, the level of errors will be even smaller.

"I think there will be a chance to look at the race in particular, review the strategy and we get another chance just seven days after, so that’s a first, and we’ll see how we tackle that challenge."

Another first for F1 this weekend will be the complete absence of fans in the grandstands, another collateral measure linked to COVID-19.

"I’ve never done it. I can’t really imagine how it will be," commented the Ferrari driver.

"I think it’s good to race. It’s good to get going but if I could choose, obviously I would race with fans."

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