NICO Hulkenberg is pleased to be back behind the wheel just days after accepting responsibility for a horror crash at Spa.

Formula 1 has headed to Monza for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix, with the German, who drives for Enstone-based Renault, eager to put the incident behind him.

Hulkenberg hit the back of Fernando Alonso’s McLaren at the first corner in Belgium, resulting in the Spaniard’s car careering over the Sauber of Charles Leclerc.

All three drivers walked away from the incident and the Renault star wants to make amends.

He said: “I’m happy to be straight back racing again, to forget about last weekend and put it on the shelf.

“I’m looking forward to going again this weekend.”

Grove-based Williams showed improvement in Belgium and Sergey Sirotkin hopes for more progress.

He said: “The track will throw some challenges at the car which will be nice to evaluate.

“It’s the last European race so we will have to enjoy it as much as we can.”

Meanwhile, Romain Grosjean, who drives for the Banbury-prepared Haas, is looking forward to an action-packed race.

He said: “The good thing with Monza is there’s lots of overtaking opportunities.”