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Unseen Footage To Be Aired In New Michael Schumacher Documentary

Unseen Footage To Be Aired In New Michael Schumacher Documentary

A new documentary about Michael Schumacher's life is set for release later this year, and it's understood the film will feature a lot of unseen footage of the seven-time F1 world champion.

Schumacher is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers of all-time and is loved by motorsport fans all over the globe.

But in 2013, the German was badly injured in a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Ferrari great Michael Schumacher pictured in 2001. Credit: PA
Ferrari great Michael Schumacher pictured in 2001. Credit: PA
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Severe injuries to his head saw him placed in a medically induced coma before eventually returning to his home in 2014 to continue his lengthy rehabilitation.

Updates regarding his condition have been relatively scarce with fans and the media left somewhat in a dark.

But with the new documentary set for release later this year, viewers are expected to get a glimpse of the F1 legend's life as well as an update on his health.

And it's understood the film, simply titled 'Schumacher', fill feature plenty of never-before-seen clips of the great man himself.

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"The film portrays Michael's impressive career, but also many of the facets of the complex man," Schumacher's spokesperson Sabine Kehm said.

Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna in Madonna di Campiglio. Credit: PA
Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna in Madonna di Campiglio. Credit: PA

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"The merciless and daring Formula 1 driver, the ambitious athlete, the accomplished mechanic with a unique technical flair, the reliable team player and loving family man.

"Michael's outstanding career deserves to be celebrated 25 years after he achieved his first out of seven World Championship titles.

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"We are happy this film will be in the hands of such ambitious and sensitive professionals."

The original plan was to have the film playing in cinemas by December of 2019, but its official release has been delayed until late 2021.

"The film is finished," director and producer Vanessa Nocker said.

"Corona(virus) has made the situation very difficult. In this respect, we cannot give a precise time at the moment and ask for a little patience."

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Schumacher amassed a total of 91 race wins over his decorated F1 career. Credit: PA
Schumacher amassed a total of 91 race wins over his decorated F1 career. Credit: PA

While the doco's co-producer Benjamin Seikel added: "We are thrilled to have had the trusting co-operation of Michael Schumacher's family and management.

"Without their support, this film would not have been possible."

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Topics: Motorsport news, Motorsport, Formula 1, Michael Schumacher, F1, latest updates, Ferrari, Documentary, Australia, Updates

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