The documentary of seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher will go by the name of 'Schumacher'. His wife Corinna and his kids Mick and Gina will feature in it as the family approved it.
His brother Ralf, former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, his former team boss Jean Todt, former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone are also featured along with F1 drivers Mika Hakkinen, Sebastian Vettel, and David Coulthard.
Michael Schumacher won 91 races and won seven Drivers’ Championships during an extraordinarily successful career in F1. The film is set to show what Michael was like at the track and away from it.
Schumacher's long-time manager Sabine Kehm said: “Michael Schumacher has redefined the professional image of a racing driver and has set new standards. In his quest for perfection, he spared neither himself nor his team, driving them to the greatest successes. He is admired all over the world for his leadership qualities.
“He found the strength for this task and the balance to recharge at home, with his family, whom he loves idolatrously. In order to preserve his private sphere as a source of strength, he has always rigorously and consistently separated his private from his public life.
“This film tells of both worlds. It is his family's gift to their beloved husband and father.”
German company B|14 FILM GmbH produced it, and is directed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertons, Vanessa Nocker and Michael Wech.
“The greatest challenge for the directors was certainly to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family,” said Nöcker. “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 sugarcoating. She was great and brave enough to let us do what we wanted, and so we respected and kept her boundaries. A very inspiring, warm woman who made a lasting impression on all of us.”
Producer Benjamin Seikel added: “The documentary was a big challenge and needed a lot of time and sensitivity, considering the pressure that was put on the production from the outside. But thanks to a great team and a really great collaboration with the family, we didn't let ourselves get rattled.
“We're grateful that it's finally getting underway and excited about its global release on Netflix. The film was always intended to be an international documentary and we're confident it will be embraced as such.”
SCHUMACHER – the first film supported by his family – gives unique insights into the life of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Only on Netflix, from 15 September. pic.twitter.com/ChcEEaKfsb— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 30, 2021