Hulkenberg endured a weird week ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, after weeks of rumours Esteban Ocon was confirmed to be replacing him next season at Renault leaving him searching for a seat. However, after a respectable qualifying, the German was able to score an eighth-place finish whilst his teammate Ricciardo was down in 14th. A sign that he is worthy of a seat next season.
With the Italian Grand Prix immediately upon us, Hulkenberg is looking forward to returning to a track with such heritage and scoring points at the end of the European season.
"Monza carries a lot of history and it's amongst the most special Grands Prix on the Formula 1 calendar. The fans create this wild atmosphere there and it's really cool to experience," Hulkenberg said in his Q & A preview.
"Spa was a difficult weekend for a number of reasons, but to take home some points in eighth was pleasing in the end. We demonstrated our capabilities both in qualifying and race and we'll be aiming for even better in Monza.
"All our focus is on having a strong weekend to end the European part of the season with some solid points," he concluded.