Michael Schumacher Documentary: Where to watch, release date, F1 drivers featured on the show

Michael Schumacher is coming back for his fans, but there’s a catch. The seven-time legend has stayed away from the community for a long time, and not much is known about him currently. He is recovering from a horrific sporting accident after his retirement from Formula 1 and only selective people know about his current condition.

Michael Schumacher’s name is no stranger to Formula 1 and the legend has created many milestones in his amazing career. It is apt that people would want to know more about him, so publishers, inspired by documentary series like Brawn GP, will be releasing a show on Michael Schumacher.

Details on Michael Schumacher new documentary

The German public television organization ARD will be releasing a documentary series based on Michael Schumacher and his illustrious Formula 1 career. It has been a decade since the unfortunate incident at the Alps, which left Schumacher comatose and away from the glamorous world he had conquered. To pay a tribute to the German legend, ARD released a new television series titled “Being Michael Schumacher”.

The series will tell the story of the success of one of the biggest names in motorsports and it is going to be a 5-part documentary that will be available to stream on December 14th. ARD’s new show is the culmination of Schumacher’s career, which has inspired many other pieces of content, like Netflix’s movie, Schumacher.

The new docu-series will feature numerous personalities from Formula 1 racing, like Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, who have paid their tributes to the German icon. It will also encapsulate the interviews with Jean Todt, Mick Schumacher and Ralf Schumacher. Many other people who were influential in Schumi’s life and close to Michael will also join the show to share their thoughts.

Michael Schumacher
Schumacher is currently hospitalized via Sports Illustrated

It is unfortunate that the new series will be limited to German regions only following its release and it’s going to be hard to predict its public and international release. If ARD Media Library is available in your region, you can try to watch ‘Being Michael Schumacher’, or else you may have to wait longer than expected.

Looking at Michael Schumacher’s glittering F1 career

Michael Schumacher was a different beast when it came to racing and the Formula 1 star was a childhood hero to many in the 1990s and early 2000s. Schumacher first appeared in Formula 1 as a replacement driver for Jordan and later for Benetton in 1991. He proceeded with a full-time contract in 1992, with Benetton claiming a win at the Belgian Grand Prix that year.

Immediately after his debut, Schumacher was displaying his prowess with strategic decisions coupled with classy driving. He went on to win his first Formula 1 world championship with Benetton in 1994 and repeated the feat in 1995. The glorious years of his career started with Ferrari, when the F1 champ became a sensation for Tifosi alongside his supportive team principal, Jean Todt. He then won five more titles from 2000 to 2004, making him a hero for Ferrari.

Michael Schumacher
Racing towards victory via Getty

Schumacher retired from F1 in 2006 but he made a comeback with Mercedes in 2010 only to leave after 2 years of lackluster time with the Silver Arrows. To date, Schumacher has 91 wins and 155 podiums in Formula 1, a feat that has only been conquered by Lewis Hamilton, who equals his championship tally at 7th.

While you wait for Schumacher’s documentary to be released internationally, we suggest you watch Ferrari and enjoy the classic story of another legend. What do you think about Michael Schumacher’s health and have you ever watched one of his races? Do tell us in the comments section.


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