Sebastian Vettel, Mick Schumacher to Star in Michael Schumacher’s Netflix Documentary

Published 07/30/2021, 5:37 AM EDT
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN: Michael Schumacher of Germany and team Ferrari visits Formula 1 testing on March 3, 2009 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Andy Hone/Getty Images)


Whenever someone thinks about Formula One, they immediately think of Michael Schumacher. The 7-times world champion has forever changed the face of the sport. In order to appreciate his talent of being behind the wheel, Netflix will be making a biography about the German.

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The manager of the Schumacher household, Sabine Kehm has stated that it’s a gift from his wife, Corinna, and his children, Mick and Gina. They will also feature in the film alongside his brother, Ralf.

Michael Schumacher to get a Netflix movie depicting his journey

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The film will also include, famous F1 personalities that were part of the German’s life. They include Sebastian Vettel, Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Luca di Montezemolo, Flavio Briatore, Mika Hakkinen, Damon Hill, and David Coulthard.

Netflix wrote on Twitter, “SCHUMACHER – the first film supported by his family – gives unique insights into the life of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher. Only on Netflix, from 15 September.”

Mrs. Schumacher wanted to make the movie as real as possible

The people behind this massive project are no strangers as they have made an autobiography before. Hanns-Bruno Kammertons, Vanessa Nocker, and Michael Wech have made a film about Boris Becker, a tennis legend called Der Spieler.

The greatest challenge for the directors was certainly to find the balance between independent reporting and consideration for the family,” said Nöcker.

“She herself wanted to make an authentic film, to show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sugarcoating. She was great and brave enough to let us do what we wanted, and so we respected and kept her boundaries. A very inspiring, warm woman who made a lasting impression on all of us,” she concluded.

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)

Producer of the film, Benjamin Seikel said, “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.”

“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.” he explained.

Fans of Schumi will have to wait till the 15th of September to see the 7-times world champion on their screens. As he dominated the sport and made people all across the globe fall in love with moto racing.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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