Netflix Release Emotional Trailer for Michael Schumacher’s Documentary Starring Vettel

Published 08/25/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
IMOLA, SAN MARINO ITALY: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari during the qualifying session for the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Formula One and Netflix share quite a healthy relationship these days. With Drive to Survive gaining massive popularity, the next piece of content is the documentary of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.

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Earlier today, Netflix released a trailer of the documentary, slated for release on September 15.

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Directed by German directors Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker, and Michael Wech, December 2019 was the initial release date for the documentary. However, they delayed the release citing the need for more time to handle certain parts of sensitive footage.

Titled ‘Schumacher’, Netflix will release the documentary on September 15. In fact, the release date is exactly three weeks from today, which marks 30 years since the German made his F1 debut in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Along with race footage, the documentary also features footage shared by his family. While his family feature prominently in the documentary, some of their most powerful lines feature in this trailer.

His son Mick, who drives for Haas F1 this year, says in German, “When I look at him, I think, ‘I want to be like that.‘” His wife Corrina says, “I just felt that he is somebody special.” While his daughter, Gina-Maria says, “Well, he is my Dad, and I’m glad that he is.

Along with the three of them, the documentary also features his brother Ralf, and his father Rolf Schumacher.

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Sebastian Vettel features among other prominent figures in the documentary

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Besides his family, a few prominent figures from the F1 fraternity also appear in the documentary. One of them is Sebastian Vettel, who idolises the seven-time world champion. In fact, he also shares a warm relationship with his son, Mick, in the paddock this season.

The 34-year-old also features in the trailer, where he says there’s no one like Michael.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – APRIL 04: Former Ferrari Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher of Germany is seen on the Ferrari pitwall before qualifying for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sepang Circuit on April 4, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

While the documentary releases on September 15, F1 fans can rejoice with the ongoing season resuming this weekend. A triple-header starting with the Belgian Grand Prix will have fans salivating, as the season moves into the business end.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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