Ex-Ferrari F1 Boss Left Teary-Eyed After Watching Mick Schumacher’s Emotional Admission

Published 09/20/2021, 9:31 AM EDT
Michael Schumacher, Grand Prix of Australia, Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, 07 March 1999. (Photo by Paul-Henri Cahier/Getty Images)


Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One in 2012. And while he might’ve been out of the public eye due his 2013 skiing accident, he is certainly not out of the public’s minds. For F1 fans, he is still one of the greatest drivers to have graced the sport, and his recently released documentary only reiterated that.

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While commenting on the ‘Schumacher’ documentary, FIA president Jean Todt revealed that it brought tears to his eyes. Todt was the Ferrari General Manager when Schumacher won 5 of his 7 titles with the team.

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The statements made by the family are particularly moving: Jean Todt

In an interview with L’Equipe, as reported by Bild, FIA president Todt revealed that the Netflix documentary moved him, and he even praised Michael’s wife for sharing the story so beautifully.

“It is a film full of emotions because it is linked to Michael‘s fate and his career as a world champion. The accident turned his life upside down,” said Todt.

MANAMA, BAHRAIN: Motorsport / Formel 1: GP von Bahrain 2004, Manama; Michael SCHUMACHER (GER) / Ferrari gewinnt den Grand Prix (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“The statements made by the family are particularly moving. It’s amazing how she expresses her feelings with such tenderness and love. Or Mick – I had tears in my eyes. “ stated the FIA president. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Mick Schumacher, Michael’s son, became a Formula driver at the start of the 2021 season. In the documentary, Mick mentioned that he and his father, Michael, would understand each other differently now.

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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021, Haas’ Mick Schumacher in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

“I think dad and me, we would understand each other in a different way now. Simply because we speak a similar language, the language of motorsport. And that we could have much more to talk about.

“That’s where my head is most of the time. Thinking that would be so cool, that would be it. I would give up everything just for that. Yes,said the Haas driver.

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The documentary did not go into details about his current health. But he is focused on his career in F1 and his life outside the track with his family.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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