I am currently keeping track of qualifying.
Note that I don’t randomly pull numbers out of the blue. I actually calculate how far off you were from the “perfect setup” and the closer you are, the faster, obviously. I also calculate the top speed (speed trap) of your car based on the setup.
In the race however, strategy will play a big role.
Oh, BTW, I already know who is on provisional pole position at the moment, but I’m not going to spoil it yet. :P