Mick Schumacher happy to offer "private intel" in Netflix F1 movie

Mick Schumacher says he was pleased that his family was able to offer a little "private intel" on their life at home in the new Schumacher Netflix Formula 1 movie.

Mick Schumacher happy to offer "private intel" in Netflix F1 movie

The film, which has proved to be a hit on the streaming service since its release last week, charts the life and career of Mick's seven-time F1 world champion father Michael Schumacher.

Some of the most moving moments of the documentary are when Mick and his mother Corinna speak openly about the emotions they feel as Michael continues to recover from the head injury he suffered in a skiing accident back in 2013.

Review: Schumacher Netflix documentary 

At one point, Mick explains how he would "give up everything" to be able to have a conversation right now about motor racing with his dad.

Corinna also explained how they continue to do therapy with Michael at their home.

"Of course I miss Michael every day," she said.

"But it's not just me who misses him. The children, the family, his father, everyone around him. I mean, everybody misses Michael, but Michael is here. Different, but he's here, and that gives us strength.

"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. And to make him feel our family, our bond. And no matter, I will do everything I can. We all will."

It is the first time that the family has offered any insight about Schumacher's condition.

With the film, and the moments from those closest to Michael, having been praised, Mick says he has been lifted by the response it has had.

"It's been of course very positive," he said.

"I've spoken to a few people who have watched it and they've enjoyed it. And so did we, and so do I.

"I'm very happy to have been able to share my opinions, my point of views and obviously I think also share some private intel on how things are."

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren in the Press Conference

Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren in the Press Conference

Photo by: FIA Pool

It is not just followers of F1 who have enjoyed the film, though, with McLaren ace Daniel Ricciardo taking time out last week to watch it too.

Read Also:

"I really enjoyed it as a fan," said the Australian.

"A lot of Michael's career I've followed, so I guess I knew a fairly big part of the story.

"But I think, in particular for people who maybe have only just got into F1 more recently, I think, for them to see Michael's story, is pretty awesome.

"I'm not surprised how well it's doing. And, yeah. Mick scrubbed up pretty good on camera as well.

"Had a nice glow about him, so it was good. I watched it with a close friend and we actually planned to watch it together, so we held out a few days and then we had dinner and watched it."

shares
comments

Related video

F1 Russian Grand Prix: live updates - free practice
Previous article

F1 Russian Grand Prix: live updates - free practice

Next article

F1 Russian GP: Bottas heads Mercedes 1-2 in opening practice

F1 Russian GP: Bottas heads Mercedes 1-2 in opening practice
Load comments
The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance Plus

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance

Dropped by Red Bull last season, Alexander Albon has fought back into a Formula 1 seat with Williams. ALEX KALINAUCKAS explains what Albon has done to earn the place soon to be vacated by the highly rated George Russell

How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes Plus

How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes

Mercedes led the way in practice for Formula 1’s first race in Jeddah, where Red Bull was off the pace on both single-lap and long runs. But, if Max Verstappen can reverse the results on Saturday, factors familiar in motorsport’s main electric single-seater category could be decisive in another close battle with Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1
Dec 3, 2021
Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer Plus

Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer

Earning praise from rivals has been a welcome sign that Lando Norris is becoming established among Formula 1's elite. But the McLaren driver is confident that his team's upward curve can put him in the mix to contend for titles in the future, when he's hoping the compliments will be replaced by being deemed an equal adversary

Formula 1
Dec 2, 2021
What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention Plus

What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention

After a disastrous 2020 in which it slumped to sixth in the F1 constructors' standings, Ferrari has rebounded strongly and is on course to finish third - despite regulations that forced it to carryover much of its forgettable SF1000 machine. Yet while it can be pleased with its improvement, there are still steps it must make if 2022 is to yield a return to winning ways

Formula 1
Dec 2, 2021
How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations Plus

How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations

OPINION: The pressure is firmly on Red Bull and Mercedes as Formula 1 2021 embarks on its final double-header. How the respective teams deal with that will be a crucial factor in deciding the outcome of the drivers' and constructors' championships, as Autosport's technical consultant and ex-McLaren F1 engineer explains

Formula 1
Dec 1, 2021
Why Ferrari is sure its long-term Leclerc investment will be vindicated Plus

Why Ferrari is sure its long-term Leclerc investment will be vindicated

Humble yet blisteringly quick, Charles Leclerc is the driver Ferrari sees as its next
 world champion, and a rightful heir to the greats of Ferrari’s past – even though, by the team’s own admission, he’s not the finished article yet. Here's why it is confident that the 24-year-old can be the man to end a drought stretching back to 2008

Formula 1
Nov 30, 2021
The downside to F1's show and tell proposal Plus

The downside to F1's show and tell proposal

Technology lies at the heart of the F1 story and it fascinates fans, which is why the commercial rights holder plans to compel teams to show more of their ‘secrets’. STUART CODLING fears this will encourage techno-quackery…

Formula 1
Nov 29, 2021
How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits Plus

How getting sacked gave Mercedes F1’s tech wizard lasting benefits

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2021