A must-see documentary for Formula 1 fans and the German driver

Since his skiing accident on December 29, 2013, the mystery has surrounded Schumacher’s health. With the agreement of Michaël Schumacher’s family, Netflix is ​​offering a documentary retracing the incredible career of the seven-time world champion. To watch again and again.

Since September 15 on Netflix, lovers of Formula 1 can dive back into the career of Michaël Schumacher. A documentary « Schumacher » returning mainly on the period between 1991 and 2000 and in final bouquet, his third world title, the first for the Ferrari team. A supreme reward for which he failed too often for his liking.

Another side of the character

The main interest of the film lies in these archive images of the « Red Baron » whether he is with his family with his wife Corinna and his children Mick and Gina-Maria or in those who made his legend. A history and rivalries that start in karting, a time during which Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen already faced each other before meeting again a few years later on the Formula 1 circuits. If the tone is above all benevolent, certain passages show the Schumacher’s strong character. One story – among many – attests to all this. In 1998, the German showed little elegance by hitting the car of David Coulthard (McLaren), his most serious rival of the moment. And the Scottish pilot to tell the following: « I asked him if he ever got it wrong. And he said, ‘Not that I remember’. Yet, off the track, Schumacher was a whole different man, as David Coulthard once again recounts: « There are two sides to Michael: the determined, fast, ruthless pilot and then there was the private man, the father. I spent a lot of evenings with him, sipping Bacardi-Cola and smoking cigars. He was a whole different person.  »

The emotion of his wife

Beyond the sporting side, the documentary offers a lot of emotions and highlights. Especially when he returns to the death of Ayrton Senna which has long haunted his mind or when his wife Corinna, her eyes misted with tears, speaks in an undertone of the state of health of her champion husband: “Of course I miss Michael every day. But he’s not just missing me: the kids, the family, his father, everyone around him. Everyone misses Michael, but Michael is there. He is there. is different, but he’s there. And I find that gives us strength. We are together, we live together at home. We have treatment. We do everything to make Michael better, that he is at home. comfortable. We make him feel this family bond. « 

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