Seven time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is to be the subject of a new documentary film due to be released later this year.
The film will “explore the many facets of this complex man – the merciless Formula One driver, the ambitious boy with the dream, the down-to-earth mechanic, the dependable team player, and the devoted friend and father”.
Produced by German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons who are directing the film, it will be a documentary about his life which executive producer Rocket Science says counts on the “full support of Schumacher’s family”.
“It is an important year for Michael Schumacher,” said producer Benjamin Seikel.
“His 50th birthday (was) in January and the 25th anniversary of his first world championship victory in November.
The film will include interviews with his father, wife and children and previously unseen footage. “We are thrilled to have the trusting co-operation of Michael Schumacher’s family and management. Without their support this film would not have been possible.”
The executive producers say the film is in post-production and that they will offer it for sale at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.
“It is time for a film,” producer Vanessa Nocker.
“And it goes without saying that we are very much aware of the great responsibility we bear here.”
Disputes the documentary film being a ‘personal tribute’ to him, it will reportedly not reveal the true state of his health. The Formula 1 champion having suffered a traumatic head injury when he fell while skiing in 2013, information on his rehabilitation has been scarce.