I noticed this the other night running the DX11 beta USF2000 at Barber. I captured the pole and watched in Standings as all the other drivers posted a qualifying time. I then hit the Finish Session button and went to the race. When the race started on the grid I was in 24th position...not the pole. After some experimentation at Barber and Indianapolis, it seems that if you press Finish Session or Next Session during qualifying, the AI runs as though they were at a higher percentage than what is set in Session Settings. I did this to test: I set the AI to 85%, 12 laps qualifying and started qualifying at Indianapolis. I sped up time and watched as the fastest car did a 1:36. I restarted the weekend and did qualifying again at 85% AI and after they had run about 10 laps (fastest lap was a 1:35), I clicked Finish Session. When the standings screen updated, it showed all the AI running nearly 10 seconds faster per lap (1:25) The same thing happens if you click Next Session during qualifying. If you let time expire, everything is okay.