Nico Rosberg again denied Lewis Hamilton a 50th career pole, this time by a mere 0.078 on a sunny afternoon at Interlagos.
Nico Rosberg lapped the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit with a best of one minute 21.531 seconds.
Nico Rosberg lapped more than a second faster than anyone else, the German’s best time of one minute 53.989 seconds.
Team technical director Nick Chester said initial investigations had not indicated anything broke on the car before the accident.
McLaren had a termination clause in Jenson Button’s contract that could have been triggered by the team this year.
Nico Rosberg secured his first pole since Spain in May.
Red Bull had not topped the timesheets for any Formula One session this season.
The Sun newspaper reported that valuables worth 300,000 pounds ($465,150.00) were stolen.
Bernie Ecclestone stressed on simplifying the rules so that everyone could understand them.
Ferrari’s Vettel will line up in third place with Massa being on fourth for Williams.
Mercedes blew up Hamilton’s chances after a needless pitstop; Rosebrg only 4th driver to claim Monaco hat-trick.
Motorsport’s governing body has given a lukewarm response to Ecclestone’s suggestion.
Ferrari last won a race way back in May 2013 in Spain.
Sebastian Vettel proved Ferrari’s impressive early-season form was no fluke with a solid second place.
Ricciardo faces home pressure in Melbourne where the F1 season kicks off on Sunday.