Speaking prior to the press conference, Wolff explained that the comments made by Horner and Red Bull immediately following the race were likely out of emotion but were damaging beyond the interests of a greater penalty for Hamilton.
“The comments that were made, surely out of emotion, were going directly against a seven-time world champion,” he told Sky Sports F1.
“Words like ‘amatuerish’ should have no place and what it triggered was an avalanche on social media and a lot of controversy added to further polerisation and as a sport we should do the contrary, we should de-escelate.”
Wolff also would not reveal the contents of the FIA document that the race stewards released on Thursday that insinuated Red Bull had made further disparaging claims against Hamilton and Mercedes.
While Red Bull’s right to review of the Silverstone crash and 10-sec punishment for the Mercedes driver was rejected. Stewards noted that the claims were concerning but Wolff would not elaborate further on what specifically was stated. He also added that F1 has a job to prevent social media backlash for similar incidents in the future.
“The remarks that were made during the Silverstone Grand Prix were just elaborated further in the document,” he said.
“I can’t comment on these things because I wasn’t in the meeting. Things were said and written were very emotional but it’s not for me to comment.
“I don’t want to ignite a fire even more. What we need to do as a sport is de-escelate things to stop more polarisation on social media.
“I think Formula 1 needs content and controversy. As long as it is around the sport, it can be quite entertaining. But there are certain boundaries that we need to respect and the sport should unite and not create more polarisation.”