Chandhok said competition is healthy for the Silver Arrows.
Red Bull’s Ricciardo first got past Hamilton and then overtook Alonso to win the Hungarian GP.
Rosberg took the pole and Vettel qualified second; Hamilton’s car caught fire forcing him to start last.
Hamilton started the Hungarian GP as he intended to continue, leading both of Friday’s practice sessions.
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas has been pushing Mercedes hardest of late.
Ecclestone and F1 officials blamed World Cup fatigue among other factors for poor turnout at German GP.
Rosberg won the German GP to stretch his lead in the F1 drivers’ championship over teammate Hamilton.
Hamilton would have to take a mandatory 5-place penalty for the unscheduled gearbox change.
The pole was Rosberg’s fifth of the season, fourth in the last five races and ninth of his career.
Hamilton’s German Grand Prix qualifying crash put F1’s brake suppliers Brembo in the spotlight on Saturday.
Rosberg put Mercedes on pole position as teammate Hamilton crashed out of German Grand Prix on Saturday.
Hamilton beat teammate Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix.
Rosberg’s best time on the Hockenheimring track was 1 minute, 19.131 seconds, beating Hamilton by 0.065.
Copyright issues forces the German to drop the image of the World Cup on his helmet.
Ahead of Hockenheim GP, Hamilton jokingly suggests Mercedes teammate isn’t German enough.