Fairly easy to do in a top tier car. Choose Quick Race and then pick a top tier constructor (McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull). Choose either driver to race as. At the next screen, change the Participation Level to Short Weekend - One Shot Qualifying or Long Weekend - One Shot Qualifying. Also, set the Difficulty Level to Easy. Once you reach the Qualifying stage in your session, you'll begin on a hot lap. If you've picked a locale that you're familiar with, this should be pretty easy. You only get one chance to hit pole position (1st place), but with the AI at Easy difficulty, you should have no problem getting a faster time than them.