"But it is something that we discussed and he [Bottas] said 'I need a little feedback from you,' which is always good.
"It is difficult because I have never talked to my drivers because from my experience, it is a bit distracting. Everybody is different and with him, we had a good talk and obviously, when the championship is lost, you have to cope with that and that is why he said 'let's talk a little bit more'.
Wolff is undeterred by Red Bull's qualifying performance, despite Verstappen claiming the first non-Mercedes powered pole of the season and believes the strong pace of both Hamilton and Bottas gives Mercedes the advantage over its rival, Alex Albon fifth behind McLaren's Lando Norris.
"It is good we have two, he is one," he added. "We don't know where Alex is going to come out after the first turn. We have two to play, P2 and P3. It means we have a bit of a strategy advantage. Let's see how it turns out."
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