NICO Hulkenberg must wait and see if he will face further punishment for his role in a serious crash in today’s Belgian Grand Prix.

The Enstone-based Renault F1 driver crashed into the back of Fernando Alonso’s McLaren at the opening bend.

It sent the Spaniard airborne over the Sauber of Charles Leclerc, but all three drivers walked away from the terrifying crash.

Hulkenberg missed his braking point for La Source, and in a plume of tyre smoke careered into the back of Alonso’s McLaren.

Alonso related the incident to the first-lap crash at this race in 2012, in which then Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was given a race ban for causing a similar incident, which also took out the Spaniard.

“It is tough to understand how you can miss (the braking) so much,” Alonso said.

It was a race to forget for Renault with Carlos Sainz missing out on the points by just 0.24 of a second.

The Banbury-based Haas cars both picked up points with Grosjean seventh and Kevin Magnussen eighth.

But Williams, from Grove, were once again pointless with Sergey Sirotkin 12th and Lance Stroll 13th.

Sebastian Vettel cut Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead to 17 points after victory.