Mercedes has been an unstoppable force over one lap in 2020, having taken pole position in each of the seven rounds held so far.
However, the ban on engine modes could throw a spanner in the works, allowing rival teams to close the gap to Mercedes - if not eclipse it to grab the top spot on the grid.
Red Bull will again be the favourite to take advantage of any drop in Mercedes' pace, while Renault won't be too far behind with its potent low-downforce package.
Expect Ferrari to struggle at its home ground, given the weaknesses of its 2020 power unit.
What time does qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix start?
The Italian GP qualifying session will get underway at 3pm CEST at Monza. The three-part session will last approximately one hour.
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020 Start time: 2pm BST / 3pm CEST / 9am ET / 6am PT / 10pm JST / 11pm AEST / 6:30pm IST
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How can I watch qualifying?
Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world.
Europe: Sky Sports F1 will broadcast the Italian GP qualifying in both the UK and Italy. RTL will show qualifying in Germany, Movistar will telecast it in Spain and Canal+ will carry the coverage in France.
North America: Qualifying will be broadcast in the US on ESPN, in Mexico on Tudn and in Canada on TSN/RDS.
Asia: Most of Asia is covered by Fox Sports, including India where F1 is broadcast by sister channel Star Sports Select 2. Fuji TV Next will carry live qualifying coverage in Japan.
Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage of qualifying to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show qualifying in New Zealand.
Can I stream qualifying?
Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK) and Movistar (Spain) also offer their own on-demand service.
Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Monza throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.