First trailer released for upcoming Schumacher film

Michael Schumacher (D), Mercedes GP.
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Netflix has released the first trailer for the feature documentary on F1 legend Michael Schumacher that will stream on the online platform from September 15.

Netflix picked up the right to the long-awaited film – simply title 'Schumacher' - that has been in the works for several years and which includes contributions from the seven-time world champion's family as well prominent members of the F1 community, including Aston Martin F1 driver Sebastian Vettel.

Corinna Schumacher and her children, Mick and Gina-Marie felt the need to gift the film to their beloved husband and father according to Schumacher's former assistant Sabine Kehm.

"Michael Schumacher has redefined the professional image of a racing driver and has set new standards," Kehm said.

"In his quest for perfection, he spared neither himself nor his team, driving them to the greatest successes. He is admired all over the world for his leadership qualities. He found the strength for this task and the balance to recharge at home, with his family, whom he loves idolatrously.

"In order to preserve his private sphere as a source of strength, he has always rigorously and consistently separated his private from his public life. This film tells of both worlds."

Schumacher director Vanessa Nocker highlighted the supportive role played by Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, during the film's production.

"She herself wanted to make an authentic film, to show Michael as he is, with all his ups and downs, without any sugarcoating," Nocker said.

"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."

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