Although eager to keep most of his "discussions" with Bottas and Russell private, Wolff said: "Drivers have to go for a gap.
"Sometimes it is evaluating whether to take a risk or not and I guess that a young driver will always go for the possibility and nothing else is expected.
"The question is, is there enough reaction time to evaluate who is in the other car? I think not.
"So, in a way, there is never 100 per cent blame on one and zero on the other."
While the occasions when Russell is likely to be racing either Hamilton or Bottas in the future are likely to be few and far between, Wolff has indicated they will be free to compete should the opportunity arise again.
"There is no confusion on any side and there are no rules for any of the drivers," added Wolff. "It was just us giving feedback."
Given Russell's "team-mate" comment with regard to Bottas, Wolff was pointedly asked why the Finn had not been instructed to allow the Briton to pass.
Clearly stunned, Wolff commented: "I don't know how I really should respond to such a question. I have no response."
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