“I have great respect for Fred, not only as a racing manager, but also as a long-time friend,” Wolff told various media outlets.
“But when he took the role in Ferrari, it was clear that he needs to do the best he can for Ferrari and use every opportunity in order to do that. So, there is no bad feeling towards Fred trying to get the best employees, the best drivers. So that has no effect on the relationship.
“It is a tough competition. It is a cut-throat environment. And as much as I try to do the best for our group, he will do that for Ferrari.”
Asked if he had spoken directly to Vasseur since Hamilton's switch, Wolff replied: “Yeah, numerous times. We’re coordinated on our communications and I speak to him multiple times every week.
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