While Mick Schumacher is hoping to score as many points as he can, he also hopes that the chaotic race affords him the chance to finish on the podium.
Mick Schumacher will make one of the most anticipated debuts in Formula 1, the German who carries a last name that is synonymous with success in the sport, is taking a pragmatic approach to his first year in Formula 1, keeping expectations realistic.
"The best thing would of course be to collect points. And if there are some crazy races like last year, maybe a podium will come out one day," Schumacher told Auto Motor Sport.
"We have to be clear about what the car's potential is, we have to be honest with ourselves and do our job. But first and foremost we have to be realistic."
Schumacher also elaborates on what his approach is for the season is going to be while underscoring how important a stroke of luck can play in terms of getting the right result.
"I want to get used to the team very quickly, so that I feel very comfortable - and they get along with me," Schumacher said.
"If we can do that, the results will come. Even if it is a bridging year for us: If the option arises, the spark of luck plays along, we will give everything to then use the luck and bring the results home."
The reigning Formula 2 champion also explained how both he and Ferrari decided that Haas would be the best place for him to learn the ropes of F1.
"They work very well with their drivers," Schumacher stated.
"I felt at home straight away. Sometimes that takes longer. At Haas, the time had come after the first day, after the first meeting. I am happy to have stayed there. It is a good station to develop myself further.
"The decision was of course made together (with Ferrari). But in the end, I personally have very little experience in Formula 1, and Ferrari is extremely knowledgeable."