Michael Schumacher updated with a new documentary about the Formula 1 icon to mark a decade since his skiing accident

Michael Schumacher updated with a new documentary about the Formula 1 icon to mark a decade since his skiing accident

German broadcaster ARD will release a new documentary about Michael Schumacher to mark the 10th anniversary of his devastating skiing accident.

The 54-year-old was seriously injured while in the French Alps in December 2013.


Schumacher went off course and ended up hitting his head on a rock before being placed in a medically induced coma.

The Formula 1 legend has been allowed to return home, but updates on the ill-fated star have been rare in the years since.

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The Schumacher family prefers to keep updates regarding the 54-year-old to a minimum so that his treatment can be kept out of the limelight.

To mark the 10th anniversary of his tragic accident, German broadcaster ARD will release a five-part documentary about the former Ferrari and Benetton star.

It will originally be available from their media library on December 14, with Andreas Troll behind the series.

The documentary will look at Schumacher’s early years and how he rose from karting star to one of the best drivers in Formula One history.

ARD hopes it will be a huge success, just like the previous documentary “Being Jan Ullrich.”

The program will also be broadcast on December 28, one day before the 10th anniversary of Schumacher’s accident in France.

However, it is highly unlikely that there will be any updates about Schumacher’s health and actual condition.

Wife Corinna was among those who spoke out in a Netflix documentary about her husband in 2021.

She kept updates to a minimum but said Schumacher had been “different” since his crash.

Meanwhile, Schumacher family lawyer Felix Damm recently explained why there is no “final report” on the German.

Dam said this was to protect his privacy, but also said the 54-year-old’s inner circle wanted to avoid any prying media attention.

“Of course, we discussed a lot about how to achieve this,” he told German news outlet LTO.

“So we also thought about whether a final report on Michael’s health could be the right way to do this.

“But that was not the end of the matter, and the water level reports had to be constantly updated.

“Because like those affected, it is not your responsibility to put a stop to the media.

“They can look at a report like this over and over again and ask, ‘What does it look like now?’ a month, two months, three months or years after the message.

“If we then want to take action against these reports, we will have to grapple with the voluntary self-disclosure argument.”

Schumacher’s brother Ralf recently said the family was “going their own way” and that “life wasn’t fair” after his brother’s accident.

“Sometimes life isn’t fair, unfortunately. We have to accept that,” Ralph said.

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“When I see his children (Michael), Gina Maria and Mick, my heart smiles.

“If anyone in the family asks for my advice, I’m there. They’re making their own way.”

Schumacher won seven Formula 1 titles during his time in the sport.

Lewis Hamilton is the only other driver in Formula 1 history to match the German and his exploits.

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