Michael Schumacher’s family opening up for the first time in new documentary

2019-05-13 13:06
Michael Schumacher. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

Michael Schumacher. (PHOTO: Getty/Gallo Images)

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Michael Schumacher’s wife and father is set to open up on camera for the first time since the Formula 1 legend’s horrific ski accident.

The German racing driver’s wife, Corinna (50), has rarely spoken publicly since the accident but appears in a documentary about Schumacher’s life due to be released in December, New Zealand Herald reports.

A trailer for the movie will be shown at the Cannes film festival, which begins this week.  

Schumacher’s father, Rolf (73), apparently also appears in the film, which features never-before-seen archive footage belonging to the family. Schumacher (50) himself isn’t expected to be in the film, reports Daily Mail.

“The film portrays not just an incomparable career, but also the many facets of a complex man,” producers of the film said. 

“It will show him as a remorseless and daring Formula 1 driver, the ambitious sportsman, the accomplished mechanic with a unique technical flair, the reliable team player and the loving family man.”

Producers have said the film was made to mark Schumacher’s 50th birthday – which was in January – and the 25th anniversary of his first world title win, The Guardian reports.

Schumacher's medical condition has been held a closely guarded secret since he fell and hit his head while skiing on the French Alps in December 2013.

He spent nearly six months in an induced coma and hasn’t been seen in public since the accident.

It’s believed he’s receiving medical care at the family’s home near Lake Geneva, Switzerland, but updates on his health have been few and far between. 

Sources: New Zealand Herald, Daily Mail, The Guardian

 

 

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