While Mark Webber puts his hopes on Australia and Michael Schumacher is confident about Germany's World Cup chances, Rubens Barrichello just smiles.
"I feel sorry for you guys," said Barrichello, whose native Brazil is a five-time champion and favorite going into next month's tournament in South Africa.
Although F1's busy schedule won't let drivers make the long trip to South Africa, some were talking up their country's chances at the Turkish Grand Prix on Thursday.
Webber hopes Australia gets a chance to play England, which Jenson Button believes is set to become champion for the first time since 1966. Fernando Alonso warned that his native Spain, the European champion, could give Brazil a headache.