“Forgiveness is always there, but rules are rules. We look at the rules.
“And I always say: rules are not made. A human made them…and they can be improved and changed by humans. So the rules are there to be improved.
“I know that Lewis is really sad about what happened and one word I would say is he’s broken. But we have to look if there was any breach.
“I cannot [say for now]. It’s just a few hours now I’ve been a president, and I’ve just started giving answers without going back to the facts.”
Meanwhile, outgoing president Jean Todt suggested that the FIA should have possibly come down harder on drivers and teams who had criticised the governing body this year.
Wolff and Red Bull boss Christian Horner, amongst others, have had harsh words for the FIA over some incidents this year.
Todt used an example from the French football league this year, comparing it to F1 in his speech.
“I was reading today in the French sport magazine, L’Equipe, the president of the Lyon Football Club, which is one of the most important teams,” Todt said.
“He has been forbidden for 10 games, because he spoke badly about the referee. So maybe we have been too permissive, you know.
“I feel it is important to have a dialogue between the governing body, between the teams, between the drivers, between the commercial rights holders. But it should not go against us.
“In the heat of the action, you have your own feeling. But on the other side, you have the race director, you have the stewards, and you have a lot of organisation. And are we perfect? We’re not perfect.”