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The wheel man Netflix set to screen new documentary about Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher

Simply entitled ‘Schumacher’ the film is supported by the star’s family and features interviews with his wife, Corinna Schumacher and their two children Gina and Mick.

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Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning  the French F1 Grand Prix at the Magny-Cours Circuit on July 4, 2004, in Magny-Cours, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the French F1 Grand Prix at the Magny-Cours Circuit on July 4, 2004, in Magny-Cours, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari celebrates on the podium after winning the French F1 Grand Prix at the Magny-Cours Circuit on July 4, 2004, in Magny-Cours, France. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

A new documentary about the Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is to be screened on Netflix this September. 

Simply entitled ‘Schumacher’ the film is supported by the star’s family and features interviews with his wife, Corinna Schumacher and their two children Gina and Mick.

There are also interviews with past peers and opponents, as well as previously never-before-seen archive material.

It also features insights from many F1 personalities who either played a role in Schumacher’s career or who were his direct rivals, including Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Luca di Montezemolo, Flavio Briatore, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Hakkinen, Damon Hill and David Coulthard.

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm describes the film as the “family's gift to their beloved husband and father.”

“Michael Schumacher has redefined the professional image of a racing driver and has set new standards,” said 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.”

The film is directed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertons, Vanessa Nocker and Michael Wech, the same team that was responsible for a 2017 documentary about tennis legend Boris Becker, called Der Spieler.

“The greatest challenge for the directors was certainly to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family,” said Nocker. “Corinna Schumacher herself was our greatest support in this.

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“She herself wanted to make an authentic film, to show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sugar-coating.

"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.”

Producer Benjamin Seikel added: “The documentary was a big challenge and needed a lot of time and sensitivity, considering the pressure that was put on the production from the outside. But thanks to a great team and a really great collaboration with the family, we didn't let ourselves get rattled.

“We're grateful that it's finally getting underway and excited about its global release on Netflix. The film was always intended to be an international documentary and we're confident it will be embraced as such.”

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