Fernando Alonso believes that a decent points haul was ruined by his retirement from the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
The Renault driver qualified 10th, but was eliminated on the opening lap of the race after making contact with Adrian Sutil, who was rejoining the track after contact with Jarno Trulli a few seconds earlier.
"It was a very busy first lap and unfortunately I got caught up in it," the two-time world champion said. "It's a real shame because we could have scored points today. I made a good start and we had a promising strategy for the race, but unfortunately, when Sutil and Trulli collided, I was hit by the Force India as well.
Alonso' teammate Romain Grosjean finished in a career-best 13th place, but ran in the top 10 during the first half of the race. He blamed a lack of grip for his falling back during the race and was disappointed was his result.
"I made a good start but after that I was missing grip and it was difficult for me to get heat into the tyres," the Frenchman said. "I did my best and pushed hard throughout the race, but unfortunately that wasn't enough. The end of my race was better but because of the problems at the start of the race I only finished in 13th place."