Asked specifically about Russell’s Bottas theory, Wolff said he felt that was “bulls***” adding that the crash could limit their ability to carry out necessary upgrades in the coming weeks.
“The whole situation is absolutely not amusing for us, to be honest,” he told motorsport.com.
“It’s quite a big shunt. Our car is almost a write-off in a cost-cap environment that is certainly what we needed, and probably it’s going to limit upgrades that we’re able to do.”
And now Russell has backtracked on his original view, claiming he takes full responsibility, while apologising to Bottas.
“Yesterday wasn’t my proudest day,” he wrote on social media. “I knew it would be one of our best opportunities to score points this season and, when those points matter as much as they do to us right now, sometimes you take risks.