Williams tech boss Paddy Lowe rued a missed opportunity in Barcelona to score points for the Grove-based outfit and Felipe Massa.
A contact shortly after the start at Turn 2 between the Williams driver and Fernando Alonso sealed the Brazilian's fate, and with it the team's potential top-ten finish.
"It was tough day, particularly with the various incidents at the front, making it a bad day to not be up there in the points," said Paddy Lowe.
"Felipe had a fantastic start and gained several places, but unfortunately he came into contact with Fernando, which caused a front-right puncture.
"That ruined his race. His pace in clean air was very strong, he was matching Daniel (Ricciardo) lap-for-lap on his first stint. I think we had the potential to have a very good result."
Massa was also aware of Sundays lost opportunity to increase his points tally.
" I’m so disappointed," said the 36-year-old veteran.
"We had a big opportunity to finish fourth today, which I think I could have done because we had good pace. It’s really painful because we lost so many points today as a team."
The team now sets its sight on Monaco, but for some reason the Prinicpality has never been a rewarding hunting ground for Massa.
"Honestly, it's always been terrible for our team," he said. "Don't ask me why, I don't know. It's a mystery to me."