- F1 icon Michael Schumacher was involved in a horrific skiing accident in 2013
- The seven-time world champion hasn’t appeared publicly in almost ten years
- A new five-part documentary on the German legend is set to air later this year
A new bombshell documentary is set to provide an insight into Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, ten years on from his devastating skiing accident.
Schumacher – who won seven world championships – was involved in a tragic accident in December 2013 that left him in a medically induced coma. He hasn’t appeared publicly since.
The German is cared for by a team of medical staff and his wife Corinna at their Lake Geneva home, but little has been made public about his condition.
But now fans will finally be offered a glimpse into the F1 star with a new five-part documentary by German broadcaster ARD set to air on December 28 – which will mark 10 years since the horrific skiing accident.
Although final details are unclear, it is expected to look into his rise to prominence in the sport, while it could also offer more insight into what happened with the accident and how he is now getting on.
A new documentary on Michael Schumacher (pictured in 2005 with wife Corinna) is set to air
Schumacher (pictured in 2005) hasn’t been seen in public since a skiing accident in 2013 left him in a medically induced coma, and he is cared for by a team of medical staff and his family
Schumacher is one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time, having claimed the world title in 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
He also added 71 fastest laps and 155 podiums to his name during his iconic racing career.
Schumacher’s family remain very protective of his privacy and it is understood that many of their close friends and relations are even unsure about the state of his health.
However, in the Netflix documentary ‘Schumacher’, which aired in 2021, his wife Corinna did provide a rare update.
She revealed he continues to undergo rehabilitation for the life-changing injuries he suffered and claimed he is now ‘different, but here’.
The new documentary follows the previous Netflix one and Schumacher’s brother Ralf recently told German magazine Bunte that he is no longer that close to the F1 legend’s immediate family, but insisted he still loves them.
‘When I see his children Gina-Maria and Mick, my heart smiles,’ he said. ‘If someone in the family is looking for my advice, I’m there. They go their own way.
‘(But), unfortunately, sometimes life isn’t fair (with the accident). We have to accept it.’
Schumacher is one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time and won seven world titles
The documentary is set to look at his rise into becoming one of the greatest drivers of all-time
The news of the impending documentary also comes after former F1 driver Timo Glock insisted the health condition of Schumacher must be kept private.
Glock – who is a fellow countryman and was close friends with Schumacher – claimed it is right that his family keep his health status to themselves, despite the public clamour for updates on one of the greatest drivers of all time.
‘I keep in contact with Mick Schumacher (Michael’s son) as he and I get along well,’ he told LuckyBlock.
‘I’ve also known other members of his family for a very long time, but I try not to impose on their privacy.
‘I respect their right to be private, and I don’t discuss Michael’s condition with them.’