I recently watched the Netflix biography called Schumacher. It is about the 7-time formula 1 world champion and his rise through F1 as well as his family and a brief inside look at what motivated Michael Schumacher.
I enjoyed the movie very much and it brought back a lot of memories for me as a Schumacher fan. It was, in its own way, really a love story. About Michael’s love of racing, competing, his wife and his children.
I have written a few pieces about Michael in the past and how his situation is very close to my family and the situation we endured. You can read it here.
I won’t repeat it but I do want to give a shout out to James Allen who I think elevated the movie with prose, not just commentary and he did so with great skill as only a seasoned F1 journalist can do contrary to what we are delivered daily by a lot of young who were barely alive when Schumacher reined over F1.
If you haven’t seen the documentary, I highly recommend it and perhaps one day I will do a podcast that focuses on Michael and his achievements. I know James and Motorsport created one recently so I don’t want to step on toes here.
We were recently asked in our mailbag section of our podcast what we were hoping this documentary would be. I responded that I hoped it would show us who Michael was as a father and husband and the human behind the machine and villain of much of the British press. I think it achieved that very well.