Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in the history of Formula One racing, will be the subject of a new documentary featuring unseen archive footage and rare interviews. It will be directed by Germans Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertoens, with the blessing of the driver’s family.
The 50-year old Schumacher has not been seen in public ever since a skiing accident in December 2013 in the French Alps where he sustained severe head injuries and and went into a medically-induced coma. Fortunately last January, his family released a statement saying he was in the “the very best of hands”.
The documentary itself, which will include interviews with family, companions, and known competitors, is in post-production with international rights sales being launched parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The documentary about heavy metal band Led Zeppelin is also up for rights selling.
During his entire career, Schumacher had 91 grand prix wins. He won his first two titles with manufacturer Benetton in 1994 and 1995, before nabbing five in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004 – the most-ever consecutive wins, and the most championships ever at seven.
Story from Reuters.
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