Millions of fans around the world have been patiently waiting for the documentary on Michael Schumacher to air, with Netflix dropping the official trailer on Wednesday. The film, which will be released on September 15, will feature interviews with Schumacher’s family, as well as F1 drivers and industry experts who discuss his successes both on and off the motor racing track. It includes contributions from the likes of F1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who won five world titles with Schumacher’s former team Ferrari, Schumacher’s son Mick and footage of Schumacher’s family life.
Video footage of Schumacher racing, celebrating his record seven F1 World Championship wins and never before seen family clips also feature in the trailer.
Speaking ahead of the release of the documentary, Mick Schumacher described his feelings in taking part in the project.
Mick, who is racing in his first full F1 season for the Haas team, said: “I think that it is going to be a very emotional documentary for many people.
“Obviously, it has brought a lot of people into the sport but also I think a lot of people when they were growing up, they watched my dad.
“For me, it has been very emotional to see it but I think the best thing I can say is really for everybody to have a look at it and watch it and experience it for themselves.”
This weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix marks the 30th anniversary of Michael’s F1 debut driving for the Jordan team.
The Spa circuit holds a special place in the hearts of the Schumacher family, with the German star also recording his first F1 win there just a year after making his debut at the circuit.
He also won six times at the Belgian track – more than anyone else in F1 history.
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Mick will race this weekend at Spa for the first time and when asked if it was special circuit for him, he replied: “It is yeah.
“Not just because of the history of my dad but also I’ve had a few good races here. I had my first pole position, my first race win in 2018 here with F3 which then became a streak of multiple race wins.
“So definitely, yeah, it’s a track that I enjoy a lot and I enjoy a lot coming back here.”
Michael has been out of the public eye for several years following a devastating skiing accident on the French Alps in 2013 that caused him severe head injuries.
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The Schumacher family has chosen to keep details of his condition privacy, with only a handful of friends revealing vague details of visits to him.
But the trailer sees Michael’s wife Corinna open up about his health fight, as she can be heard saying: “I just felt that he is somebody special.
“I think that he is simply very strong mentally.
“Extremely strong. He still shows me how strong he is every day.”
The F1 legend’s manager Sabine Kehm described the documentary as “the family’s gift to their beloved husband and father”.
She 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.”