During the final stage of the qualifying, the German lost breaking point, and slip down into the exit road, its resulted a yellow flag, and this cost Hamilton’s flying lap.
“I tried to make it, but turned out as I was going to hit the tyre wall, It was close but I managed to go into the escape road. Rosberg told Autosport.
“I know that I had a really good banker in there, so I tried to push that little bit more and went over the edge.”
When the media asked for a reply to Rosberg’s apology, Hamilton shrugs his shoulders and says: “I don’t have an answer to it.”
Rosberg insisted he had thought pole was lost when he went off. “I thought it was over, I thought the track would ramp up and somebody else would do a time.
“But I’m really, really happy – to be on pole at home is fantastic, it couldn’t be better.”
Asked for his thoughts on his incident denying Hamilton a pole shot, Rosberg replied: “Of course I’m sorry for what happened for Lewis.
“I didn’t know exactly where he was until I was reversing and saw him coming up. Of course that’s not great, but that’s the way it is.”