Michael Schumacher’s brother, Ralf has showered the Netflix documentary Schumacher with heaps of praises for the way the streaming platform portrayed the life of his brother, the iconic German Formula One racer.
Schumacher has been streaming on Netflix since September 15th, 2021, and has garnered a lot of positive responses. It provides an intimate insight into the otherwise private racer’s personal life while tracing the trajectory of his career as he climbed up the ranks to become one of the greatest and most legendary Formula One drivers.
The documentary also showcased the unfortunate skiing incident in 2013 that left the trailblazing fitness freak injured and confined to his family home where he continues to recuperate with the support from his family.
Ralf, who is a great racer in his own right, expressed that although there could have “been a lot more” given the breadth of Michael’s career, he was pleasantly surprised by how well done the documentary was.
“ I think it’s done very, very nicely, at least in terms of motorsport and sport. Also a lot of private insights, also from the family, especially the children and their mother,” said he to Sport 1.
“I thought that was really great, very open.”
Ralf spoke about his childhood and the memories he shared with Michael. They would race on their father’s kart tracks together, and he spoke of how times were “great”.
“We had a good childhood, we spent a lot of time together. We looked forward to the winter when the kart track was closed and we had more time for ourselves,” he shared.
He added, “We had a great time together, especially at such a level and in the most beautiful places in the world. Those were good times.”
Michael’s wife, Corinna spoke about how they are fiercely guarding their privacy against the prying eyes of the public to ensure Michael’s comfort. “We’re together. We live together at home. We do therapy. We do everything we can to make Michael better and to make sure he’s comfortable,” she said. “And to simply make him feel our family, our bond. And no matter what, I will do everything I can.”
The entire family shares the same ethos. “We all will. We’re trying to carry on as a family, the way Michael liked it and still does. And we are getting on with our lives.”
She opened up about Schumacher’s concerns regarding a distinct boundary between the private and public. “‘Private is private’, as he always said. It’s very important to me that he can continue to enjoy his private life as much as possible. Michael always protected us and now we are protecting Michael.”
Take a look here to know some of the unknown facts we came to know from the documentary.
Watch the trailer of the documentary below and stream Schumacher on Netflix: