A Netflix documentary about the life of Michael Schumacher will be released on September 15 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of his Formula 1 debut.
The film, titled Schumacher, was originally intended for release in 2019, but was delayed as work on the project overran and the Covid-19 pandemic created a further delay.
There will be never-before-seen archive material and rare interviews including the seven-time world champion's father and his brother Ralf, Schumacher's wife Corinna and his two children.
Gina and Mick Schumacher speak openly for the first time, as do his closest peers and competitors. Among them are Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Flavio Briatore, David Coulthard, Willi Weber, Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari, his manager Sabine Kehm, and many more.
They tell the story of a passionate fighter who pushed the boundaries of his sport further and further, and of the absolute team player who always treated people with high regard and respect.
"The greatest challenge for the directors was certainly to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family," said producer and director Vanessa Noecke
“Corinna Schumacher herself was our greatest support in this. She herself wanted to make an authentic film, to show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sugar-coating. She was great and brave enough to let us do what we wanted, and so we respected and kept her boundaries."
Schumacher has even world titles and 91 F1 victories which made him the most successful driver the sport has seen until Lewis Hamilton surpassed his records last year.
Schumacher has not appeared in public since he suffered serious brain injuries in a skiing accident In December 2013. Filmmakers B14 have worked closely with his family, including his wife Corinna, who endorsed the project.
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