WATCH LIVE: Italian GP qualifying on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET

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After completing a clean sweep of practice sessions at Monza on Friday and Saturday morning, Lewis Hamilton heads into qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix as the overwhelming favorite for pole position.

The defending world champion has claimed ten of the 11 poles on offer thus far in 2015, which combined with an impressive set of six wins has given him a 28-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton and Rosberg are both running with an updated Mercedes engine for this weekend’s race, increasing their advantage over the chasing pack to over three-quarters of a second in FP2 on Friday.

With another Silver Arrow battle on the cards in qualifying at one of the fastest and most exciting tracks on the F1 calendar, Saturday’s session is a must-watch.

You can watch qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Behind the Mercedes drivers, Ferrari looks to be leading the way as the ‘best of the rest’ at Monza as Sebastian Vettel finished P3 in both Friday sessions and second in practice on Saturday morning.

In front of its loyal Tifosi fanbase, the Italian marque will be gunning to give them plenty to shout about during qualifying on Saturday.

With Force India, Williams and Lotus also running strongly during practice at Monza thanks to their Mercedes power units, the fight to complete the podium appears to be wide open, though.

You can watch qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.