Michael Schumacher documentary: When is F1 legend’s film out on Netflix?

Michael Schumacher remains a titan in the world of Formula 1, having been crowned world champion seven times.

However, the legendary German driver has been absent from the public eye for almost a decade after suffering a brain injury in a skiing accident.

Michael Schumacher is one of the greatest drivers ever to grace F1

Netflix are now set to peel a curtain on Schumacher’s recovery in a new documentary that also celebrates his iconic F1 career.

But when will it be available to watch and who else is set to be involved? talkSPORT.com takes a look…

When is Schumacher released?

The F1 legend’s documentary is due to drop on Netflix on Wednesday, September 15.

Schumacher was originally pencilled in for a December 2019 release date but it was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The film has a one hour and 52 minute run-time and Netflix describes it as ‘inspiring, exciting and feel-good’.

Schumacher will feature close family members including son Mick and daughter Gina-Maria, as well as current F1 driver, fellow German and former Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel.

Schumacher has been recovering from a brain injury he suffered in 2013
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Michael Schumacher: Profile

The 52-year-old is a motorsport legend having dominated the F1 track between 1991 and 2006, before coming out of retirement between 2010 and 2012.

The Ferrari icon established himself as one of the greatest ever with seven world championships – a record now shared with Britain’s Lewis Hamilton.

Following his retirement from F1, tragedy struck in December 2013 when Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident.

There have been few updates on his health over the last eight years since he begun his recovery from home in September 2014.

Schumacher won a record seven World Championships, five while driving for Ferrari

What has been said?

“Michael is here. Different, but he’s here, and that gives us strength, I find,” Schumacher’s wife Corinna said.

“He still shows me how strong he is every day.

“We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he’s comfortable. And to simply make him feel our family, our bond.

“And no matter what, I will do everything I can. We all will. We’re trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. And we are getting on with our lives.

“‘Private is private’, as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible.

“Michael always protected us, and now we are protecting Michael.”

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