Michael Schumacher’s family ‘ready to tell his story’ eight years after accident

Michael Schumacher: Netflix tease documentary in trailer

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Michael Schumacher retired in 2012 after a record-breaking Formula One career spanning over three decades. Following a life-threatening skiing accident in 2013, the racing driver’s family are finally ready to tell his full story in a brand new documentary on Netflix.

An official synopsis has been released for the highly anticipated documentary film Schumacher, coming to Netflix next week.

The feature film will chronicle the life of Formula One driver Michael Schumacher from the start of his racing career 30 years ago.

Schumacher’s family and colleagues will finally be opening up about his story eight years after his devastating accident in the French Alps.

An official synopsis for the documentary reads: “The documentary explores the many facets that made and define this complex athlete and accompanies him on his meteoric rise in this challenging and dangerous sport, which is followed by millions worldwide.”

“Michael Schumacher’s journey has captured the imagination of millions, but there is a lot more than motor racing to the success of this very private man.”

Michael Schumacher himself will not appear in the film, but Netflix has confirmed the documentary has received the full support of his family.

The streaming service has promised rare interviews and previously unreleased archival footage will be used to paint a respectful portrait of his career.

“At the heart of Michael’s story are his parents, his children and Corinna Schumacher, his biggest support and the love of his life,” the logline confirmed.

Finally, the description teased: “They are now ready to tell his story…”

The record-breaking Formula One champion suffered a severe injury during a skiing trip with his son in 2013, despite wearing a helmet at the time.

Doctors suggested Schumacher could have died had he not been wearing the appropriate safety equipment.

Nevertheless, the driver was put into a medically induced coma from which he slowly emerged in April 2014.

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Before his accident, Schumacher smashed Formula One records across the board, and still maintains the record for the most fastest laps and single season wins.

The latest update on his health came from close friend Jean Todt this September.

He claimed to have spent a lot of time with Michael Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, who will give an exclusive interview in the upcoming film.

Toldt recently told German newspaper Bild: “She is a great woman and runs the family.”

“She hadn’t expected that. It happened suddenly and she had no choice. But she does it very well. I trust her, she trusts me.”

Corinna will also be joined by his father Rolf, his brother Ralf and children Gina-Maria and Mick in the upcoming documentary.

A number of fellow Formula One icons will also share their experiences, including Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen and Damon Hill.

Schumacher will be released on Wednesday, September 15 on Netflix.


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