McLaren's Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton seized pole position for the Italian Grand Prix from Force India's Adrian Sutil on Saturday.
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen will line up in third place for Sunday's race.
Championship leader Jenson Button qualified sixth, with Brawn GP team mate and closest title rival Rubens Barrichello alongside him in fifth place.
The Red Bulls of Germany's Sebastian Vettel and Australian Mark Webber qualified ninth and 10th respectively. Button is 16 points clear of Barrichello with five races remaining.