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The documentary ‘Schumacher‘comes tomorrow, September 15, to Netflix. It is a 112-minute documentary that reviews the best and worst moments of the sporting career of the German seven-time champion and also highlights aspects of his personal life, although without affecting his current state, after the serious skiing accident he suffered in 2013 and which has since kept him out of the spotlight.
‘Schumacher‘narrates the debut of Michael in Formula 1 and his rise to glory, especially his golden stage in Ferrari, in which the German won five of his seven world titles at the wheel of a Scuderia car.
‘Schumacher’ includes short, previously unreleased interviews with Michael of the time. His contribution on the dramatic weekend of Imola 1994, in which the Austrian died in an accident, is particularly interesting. Roland Ratzenberger and a day later, Ayrton Senna.
“Suddenly you see things with different eyes. I drove around Silverstone with a normal car and thought ‘At this point I could die, at this point too.’ It’s incredible, I know the circuit, I’ve always raced here, but there are many points in which you can have an accident and you can die. I did not think of anything else “, he reflects. Schumacher, dismayed by the death of Senna. He also recounts his accident at Silverstone in 1999, when he broke both legs in one of his biggest driving scares.
The viewer who decides to watch the documentary to find out the state of Michael after his accident should know from the outset that there will be no doubts. From the beginning, they insist on preserving the privacy of the pilot. “We protect Michael just like he did us,” explains his wife Corinna, who has been actively involved in the project.
Despite this, the family Schumacher talks about the event that changed their lives forever. “In Méribel, shortly before the accident, Michael told me ‘the snow is not in good condition. We could fly to Dubai to skydive,'” he recalls Corinna. His eldest son Mick, who made his F1 debut this year, tells how hard it is for him not to be able to share this experience with his father.