Mercedes boss Toto Wolff rejoiced in the German outfit's 'great' result achieved in Singapore and 'felt for' Ferrari's disastrous day.
Fans and spectators were treated to a never seen before event on Sunday: a pair of Ferrari drivers racing off the front row and then taking themselves out - and a third driver - after colliding.
The end result was a zero point score for the Scuderia and championship contender Sebastian Vettel, while Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton collected top honours.
"In the morning we were talking about damage limitation, and we go our away from Singapore with a P1 and P3," Wolff said.
"So, from our perspective it’s a great result. But once that’s happened you can kind of feel for Ferrari.
"I’ve been in the situation of losing both cars, and you can relate how awful that thing could be.
"But then, I guess we’re not here to make prisoners.
"So from the moment on it was clear we were in the lead with Lewis, it was about delivering the best result possible for the race."
Lewis Hamilton now leads Vettel by 28 points in the world championship, with six races remaining on the 2017 calendar.