Netflix releases first trailer for Schumacher documentary

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30 years after Michael Schumacher's F1 race debut, Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming Schumacher documentary

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The upcoming documentary will show the unseen side of Schumacher at home with his family as well as charting his F1 career

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Netflix has released its first trailer for the upcoming Michael Schumacher documentary.

Schumacher, which is backed by the seven-time champion’s family, will be available to stream from September 15, just over 30 years after he made his F1 debut with Jordan.

The release will include previously unseen family footage of the former Ferrari driver, with son Mick, daughter Gina-Maria and wife Corinna all appearing in the trailer, with the former saying “When I look at him, I think ‘I want to be like that.'”

Also interviewed is four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, in a film which covers Schumacher’s racing career, with Jordan, Benetton, Mercedes and the Scuderia.

Production company B 14 has promised to show the “many facets” of Schumacher’s “multi-layered personality”. Along with Vettel, Schumacher’s brother Ralf, former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo, FIA chief Jean Todt, former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone are all featured in addition to rivals Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard.

When the film was announced, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm described the film as the “family’s gift to their beloved husband and father.”

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

“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.”

Benjamin Seikel has produced the film whilst Vanessa Nocker took on director duties. The pair collaborated previously on a documentary telling the story of German tennis legend Boris Becker.