“We Are Protecting Him” – Wife Corrina Gives an Emotional Statement Ahead of Michael Schumacher’s Documentary Release

Published 09/08/2021, 8:43 AM EDT
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)


Michael Schumacher is arguably one of the greatest F1 racing drivers of all time. During his career, the German won seven world titles, 91 races and millions of fans by displaying great skill and courage behind the wheel.

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However, a skiing accident in 2013 saw Schumacher suffer a critical brain injury that changed everything. While the 52-year-old recovers privately with his family, his wife Corrina revealed how she misses him despite being alongside him every day.

Corrina Schumacher admits things aren’t the same despite Michael’s physical presence

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In 2013, the German headed to the French Alps along with his son Mick to take up skiing. Despite wearing a helmet, Schumacher’s collision with a rock caused a severe brain injury which sent him into a medically induced coma. Although Mick brought the Schumacher name back to grid, many would’ve hoped his father could join him in the paddock to see it happen.

Next week, Netflix will release a documentary on the German, titled ‘Schumacher’. Ahead of its release, his wife Corrina mentioned how the whole family gains strength from his fight. She said“Of course I miss Michael every day, but it’s not just me who misses him: the kids, the family, his father, everyone who is close to him.

“Everyone misses Michael, but Michael is here. In a different way, but he is here and that makes us find strength.”

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Corrina, who married the seven-world time champion in 1995, concluded by mentioning how the family are only doing what he did for them: give protection.

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)

“We are trying to continue as a family in the way that Michael would like and still want and we are moving on with our lives. Private life is private life, that is what he has always said. It is very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his life private as much as possible. Michael always protected us, now we are protecting him.”

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The trailer of the seven-time world champion’s documentary has already grabbed the attention of fans across the world. Although there were delays initially, the documentary will finally release on September 15.

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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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