Schumacher on Netflix

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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.

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Xean Drury

Watched it last night. Having started watching F1 in 2009, I’ve only heard ‘The Red Barron’ side of Shumacher’s tale. This was a great eye opener for me on the type of man he was. Especially appreciate that they didn’t pry much into the person that Schumacher is today. Very well done all in all.

Neil

I watched it earlier, as I had a couple of hours to kill and OMG, what a job these guys did. After switching to the lounge and a bigger TV (I wasn’t expecting subtitles, even though it’s about a German legend). Having been a fan of Mansell and then Hill (yes I’m English), I had to go into this with a very open mind after what happened in Australia all those years ago. There was always a level of hatred towards him before he retired the first time round. This then mellowed slightly when he returned with Mercedes, but there… Read more »