Formula One fans across the globe have been waiting years for an in-depth look at the life and career of Michael Schumacher and finally, 30 years after his debut, Netflix has answered their calls.
Unlike any existing documentaries, Netflix was granted exclusive interviews with Michael’s wife Corinna, two kids, Mick and Gina, and many of those who were closest to him.
On this day 30 years ago, Michael Schumacher entered his very first Formula 1 race in Spa, Belgium and so to mark the milestone, Netflix released the official trailer for SCHUMACHER – out September 15.
Producers describe the project as “the ultimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.
“Characterized by an undying passion, hard work and unparalleled ambition, Schumacher quickly rose from newcomer to global champion – and ultimately motorsport legend. SCHUMACHER is the only film fully supported by his family.”
SCHUMACHER features rare interviews and previously undisclosed archival footage and draws a very sensitive yet critical portrait of the seven-time World Champion.
It 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.
His strong will and triumphant fight to win against all odds put Michael Schumacher at the centre of global attention.
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.
However, it is not only his fighting spirit and striving for perfection that defines Michael Schumacher as a person; his self-doubt and insecurities complete the picture of a sensitive and reflected man.
At the heart of Michael’s story are his parents, his children, and Corinna Schumacher, his biggest support and the love of his life, “who are now ready to tell his story”.
Fans across the globe can tune into the highly-anticipated documentary on September 15, on Netflix. Until then, here is the trailer for a glimpse into this epic project: