The British driver repeatedly voiced his frustration about his performance over the team radio before eventually retiring from the race.
"My feeling is we don’t have the pace," Russell said over the radio. "I'm sliding. Are we working together here or are we just doing our own race?
"Do you want to race or concede positions? You want more management, or we go backwards."
However, Wolff has brushed off claims of poor management by Russell and instead pointed to the issue with the car being its speed.
"I think the race [management] and the messages for us today are completely irrelevant," Wolff said. "There was nothing to manage or nothing to say, it's a complete sideshow. I think the fundamental issue is that the car was slow.
"So, I've no problem with things being broadcasted or not because whether it's controversial or not, fundamentally if there's no performance like that and it's off then who cares?"
"We're pretty slow through the straights and pretty slow through the corners. One to forget, but hopefully there are lots of learnings from today.
"One thing the car is really unpredictable in the sense of one weekend it feels good, one session it feels good. I'm sure we'll go and look at things and find out we should have done these differently.
"But with the one session, it's difficult. Two more races with this thing and hopefully no more driving it!"
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