'Schumacher': Release date, spoilers and all about Netflix's F1 documentary
There's more in store for Formula 1 fans this season than just the scintillating races on Sundays. Netflix is all set to roll out a documentary on the life and times of racing legend Michael Schumacher on September 15. This will add to the F1 content the streamer has produced after 'A life of speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio' story and three successful installments of 'Drive to Survive', the fly-on-the-wall documentary that sees a Netflix production team get exclusive access to what happens within the teams, and follows the managers and racers' journey through the season.
Schumacher's racing career was cut short after he suffered a devastating skiing accident in 2013 and he now spends his time off the track and out of the public eye. With a runtime of an hour and 52 minutes, 'Schumacher' will feature exclusive footage and interviews from racers including Sebastian Vettel, his wife Corinna Schumacher, and son Mick, who is currently racing for Haas. Here's everything we know about the upcoming documentary so far
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Release date and where to watch
'Schumacher' releases September 15 on Netflix.
The official synopsis reads: "Fully supported by Michael Schumacher’s family, SCHUMACHER features rare interviews and previously undisclosed archival footage and draws a very sensitive yet critical portrait of the seven-time World Champion. The documentary 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.
It added: "His strong will and triumphant fight to win against all odds put Michael Schumacher at the center 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 childhood sweetheart and the love of his life. They are now ready to tell his story…"
Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker, Michael Wech serve as the directors for 'Schumacher'
If you like this, you'll love these:
'Formula 1: Drive to Survive'
'A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story'
'Ford v Ferrari'