Lewis Hamilton admitted there was nothing he could do to avoid the first-lap incident that eliminated him from the Belgian Grand Prix.
The World Champion was caught up in the melee at Les Combes and was collected by Jaime Alguersuari as he tried to avoid the accident between Jenson Button and Romain Grosjean in front of him.
"It was one of those races," he told the BBC. "It was a pretty bad start from the get-go but I tried to recover for it. I got sandwiched pretty much at the first corner and lost a bit of my front wing.
"And then Jenson spun at Turn five and everyone looked like they were piling into him, so I backed off a little bit, and then I got hit from people behind me. I tried to avoid it all but it was just one of those things.
"It would have been nice to do the race, it's always nice to be in it rather than watching it. Next time..."