Netflix's Schumacher: Where is Michael Schumacher after his tragic accident in 2013?

In 2013, Schumacher's severe injury that he suffered while skiing in the Swiss alps saw him step back from racing


                            Netflix's Schumacher: Where is Michael Schumacher after his tragic accident in 2013?
A still from 'Schumacher' (Netflix)

He may not be racing anymore, however, Michael Schumacher has had a decorated record that's near damned impossible to match. Mercedes man Lewis Hamilton may whiz past him in 2021, but the amount of silverware, fame, and adulation he garnered makes Schumacher a legend and an icon. Perhaps, he was destined for more, but a tragic, life-threatening accident in 2013 cut his F1 journey short. Schumacher's severe injury he suffered while skiing in the Swiss alps saw him step back from racing and the world received sporadic updates about his recovery. 

The German racer will now be the key figure in Netflix's latest F1 content after 'Formula 1: Drive to Survive' and 'A life of speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story'. Titled 'Schumacher', it centers around the life and times of the seven=time World Drivers' Championship winner.

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Where is Michael Schumacher now?

According to a report by Express, Schumacher was recovering at his Gland home in Switzerland. He is holed up at home after the grave accident and the update about where he is now was shared by former Ferrari head honcho, Jean Todt. In an interview with Radio Monte-Carlo in 2019, he had said he had watched a race with F1 driver and noted that he "keeps on fighting". 

“I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland," Todt was quoted saying. “He does not give up and keeps fighting.” The accident occurred in 2013 when he was on a skiing trip with his family. He suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell and hit his head on a rock while crossing an area between Piste Chamois and Piste Mauduit. The injured were diagnosed as severe despite the fact he was wearing a skiing helmet. He was kept in a coma while the doctors were trying to save the racer. 

The Netflix documentary will surely shed more light on the topic when it premieres on September 15. 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."

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