‘Most Successful’ F1 Driver Michael Schumacher Deserves His Documentary, According to Son Mick

Published 09/14/2021, 4:30 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 6: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari during the drivers parade prior to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 6, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


It’s September 14, and means one thing – the Schumacher documentary hits Netflix tomorrow! Regardless of whether you’re an F1 fan, everybody knows the legend that is Michael Schumacher. Everyone has been waiting for the documentary ever since its announcement. As Netflix honors the seven-time world champion, Mick Schumacher shares our excitement for the film.

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In a recent interview, Mick discussed the upcoming release. Praising his role model, Schumi Jr shared his enthusiasm for the release. “My dad is the best driver in Formula 1 and is the most successful driver in motorsport history, and he deserves that documentary. We, as a family, were happy to be in it and share our views and experiences.”

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It’s undeniable that the Haas driver has been in awe of his father. Following his father’s footsteps, Mick has paid tribute to his hero on multiple occasions. With a bright future ahead of the young driver, undoubtedly, his career will be the greatest homage to the Red Baron.

Michael Schumacher documentary shows promise

After the champion’s skiing accident in 2013, the Schumacher family has been extremely private about the situation. However, as Mick said, Michael Schumacher’s legendary career deserves to be told for generations; the documentary aims to do so.

With insights from family and colleagues, the documentary will be a credible source of added information to what we know of his 19 seasons in the sport. Mick said in a recent interview“Everyone will get a better understanding of what he has done in Formula 1.”

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Michael Schumacher has given a lot to the sport. Records, victories, rivalries, and glorious on-track performances; the documentary follows it all. In the Beyond the Grid podcast, Schumacher revealed he has already watched the film.

Now an F1 driver himself, Mick reveals how the film impacted him. “For me personally, I started looking at how his career went in a new way.” Additionally, the documentary helped Mick see his father in a new light. “I understand more and more about the sacrifices he has made. How much he had to do to achieve what he has achieved, how passionate you have to be to achieve something like that.”

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Now, with everyone’s plans for the 15th laid out, grab everyone you know to revisit history, in awe of the man who made it.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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