Netflix has announced its documentary on the life of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher will be released on September 15.
Marking 30 years since Schumacher's F1 debut with Jordan, the documentary simply entitled 'Schumacher' will feature interviews from former rivals and team principals as well as previously unseen archive footage.
Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen, Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard are among the driving talent featured, with the likes of Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Luca di Montezemolo, Flavio Briatore also offering insight.
The production has worked closely with the Schumacher family, with Michael's wife, Corinna, endorsing the project.
Producer and director Vanessa Nocker said: “The greatest challenge for the directors was certainly to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family.
“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.”
The documentary is the family's "gift" to Michael, according to Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm,
“Michael Schumacher has redefined the professional image of a racing driver and has set new standards,” explained Kehm.
“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.”
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