Michael Schumacher’s name resonates with perfection, perseverance, and passion. He raced from humble beginnings to the top of Formula 1 and dominated it for many years, with seven world championship titles and a total of 91 victories under his motor. And today, he is still widely considered to be the best racing driver of all time.
Netflix’s upcoming documentary titled SCHUMACHER traces the F1 icon’s path from the Kerpen gravel pit to global superstar. The long-awaited documentary does not only portray his incomparable career but also features rare interviews and never-before-seen archive material.
In addition to his father and his brother Ralf, Schumacher’s wife Corinna and his two children Gina and Mick—by now an F1 driver himself—speak openly for the first time about the multi-layered personality of the beloved car racing legend.
Schumacher’s closest peers and competitors, including Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen, Damon Hill, Flavio Briatore, David Coulthard, Willi Weber, Luca di Montezemolo, Piero Ferrari, and his manager Sabine Kehmtell will all tell the story of a passionate fighter who pushed the boundaries of his sport further.
“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,” Kehmtell said in a press release.
SCHUMACHER is directed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker, and Michael Wech, with Benjamin Seikel and Vanessa Nöcker as producers. Its September 15 release comes just over 30 years after Schumacher made his F1 debut in Belgium.