A new documentary on the life of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher is set to be released on Netflix on September 15th, as confirmed by his manager Sabine Kehm.
The film, which is set to be titled SCHUMACHER, is fully supported by the Schumacher family and is set to feature contributions from his wife Corinna, his children Gina and Mick, and his brother Ralf, who is also a former F1 driver.
The film has been produced by German company B|14 FILM GmbH and is directed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertons, Vanessa Nocker, and Michael Wech, the same team responsible for the 2017 documentary about tennis legend Boris Becker.
The documentary features insights from people involved in the career of the F1 legend, whether it be as a part of the team or as direct rivals. Some of these people include Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Luca di Montezemolo, Flavio Briatore, Sebastian Vettel, and Mika Hakkinen.
“In order to preserve his [Schumacher’s] 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,” Kehm said.
“Michael Schumacher has redefined the professional image of a racing driver and has set new standards.”
Producer Benjamin Seikel talked about the making of the documentary, admitting that it was a big challenge to produce the film given the stakes of the project. He also added that it was possible due to a great team and help from the family.
“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,” Seikel admitted.
“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.”