The Belgian and Italian Grands Prix are, understandably, lumped together when it comes to consideration of form. They run back to back and are both tracks that heavily privilege power, meaning that after victory at Spa Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari go in as clear favourites.
Monza is a step beyond Spa in terms of its power demands, with 70% of the lap spent at full throttle in Italy, compared to 57% in Belgium. Monza also lacks the challenge of balancing low downforce with the kind of twisty second sector that Spa features - and where Mercedes excelled last weekend.
So, what are the chances of Mercedes turning the tables on Ferrari and denying the pre-race favourite a first Monza victory since Fernando Alonso won here in 2010? According Lewis Hamilton, it's going to be "very tough" - but the circuit configuration does at least give him a bigger glimmer of hope.