Toto Wolff says he may no longer volunteer to act as a "mediator" between rival Formula 1 teams in future.
Earlier in Barcelona, the Austrian admitted that some of his activities beyond his role as Mercedes team boss "p**ses some people off".
His comments followed reports that Wolff was getting involved in talks between teams amid the 'pink Mercedes' protest and impending appeal affair.
"But Toto has a tremendous amount of experience and relationships and knowledge in the sport."
When asked about his supposed role as 'mediator', Wolff responded: "Good question. I will tell you what happened.
"Zak Brown called me and asked if I could come to the meeting between Williams, Renault and McLaren. I agreed, but I don't think I played any kind of mediating role.
"It was just a frank conversation where we discussed the situation, the possible consequences for the teams, and I shared my opinion in general - nothing more.
"But my participation caused such a reaction that in the future I will probably refrain from doing that," he added.