Ecclestone and F1 officials blamed World Cup fatigue among other factors for poor turnout at German GP.
FRICS hydraulically links the front and rear suspension and helps maintain the balance of the cars.
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.
Rosberg’s contract extension comes on the back of his recent success.
Ahead of Hockenheim GP, Hamilton jokingly suggests Mercedes teammate isn’t German enough.
Hamilton was joined on the podium by Williams’ Valtteri Bottas and Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.
Defending champion Vettel qualified second for Red Bull and McLaren’s Jenson Button was third.
Susie Wolff became the first woman F1 driver after 22 years to participate in a Grand Prix.