After surviving a controversial first-lap collision with main rival Verstappen, Hamilton fought back from a 10-second time penalty to claim his eighth British Grand Prix win.

The result saw Hamilton trim Verstappen’s championship advantage down to just eight points, while Mercedes significantly cut into Red Bull’s points lead, which now stands at four.

The build-up to Hungary has been dominated by the fallout following the clash, with Red Bull having its right to review Hamilton's penalty rejected on Thursday. Despite this, Wolff stressed a "robust" Hamilton has not been affected heading into the Hungarian Grand Prix.

“We know each other pretty well and our communication is often and transparent,” Wolff explained.

“And at no time was there a negativity around anything that could have affected him or me, so it was more about assessing the situation and discussing actually Hungary performance. So it didn’t harm him, or anything like that.”

Wolff added: “He’s very robust and resilient, because history made him like that. We spoke a lot [after Silverstone], but it [the crash] wasn’t a big part of our discussion.”

Mercedes’ Silverstone victory ended a five-race streak of wins for Red Bull and Wolff acknowledged it was an important result for the German marque’s hopes of maintaining its unbeaten record in the V6 hybrid era.

“I think we’re more in this than we were before,” Wolff said. 

“The car worked as expected but then you also need to account for the fact that Silverstone was a track [that is] fast, high-speed corners where our car always felt happy on.

“We’re going to see here in Budapest, which is more tricky, has been more tricky for us in the past how we’re going to perform, but this is going so long, so it’s too early to make assumptions [whether] are we in the fight, are we not.

“We haven’t been before Silverstone, so maybe we made a step.”