Formula One: Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position in Brazil

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany waves after completing the qualifying session of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo Nov 8, 2014. Rosberg will start Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in pole position ahead of championsh
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany waves after completing the qualifying session of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo Nov 8, 2014. Rosberg will start Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo in pole position ahead of championship rival and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Germany's Nico Rosberg chalked up his 10th pole position of the season on Saturday after beating team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes sweep of the front row in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying.

The German seized the top spot with a lap just 0.033 of a second quicker than the world championship leader, who will be chasing his 10th win of the season in Sunday's race at Interlagos.

Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points with two races, and 75 points, remaining.

Brazilian Felipe Massa qualified in third place with Williams team mate Valtteri Bottas fourth.

McLaren's Jenson Button will line up fifth, the first five places all filled by Mercedes-powered cars.