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Schumacher family moved by the new Netflix documentary on Michael


A glimpse into the life of the extremely private former F1® driver.

The Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode featuring producer and director of the much-anticipated 'Schumacher' documentary, Vanessa Nöcker.

Premiering on Netflix this week, Nöcker goes behind the scenes on the creation of the film and working with Michael Schumacher's family from concept to completion.


Nöcker worked closely with the Schumacher family and said they were very pleased with the outcome of the film.

“They were really moved, imagine somebody does 112-minute-long film on your father, you hear all the people talking about him that have been working with him, have been living with him,” said Nöcker.

“Corinna was happy, she was a lion really, she was very straight and she knew what she wanted, she said ‘just go on do whatever you want, stick to the truth and will see what comes out and I’m sure I’ll be happy’ and she was,” she continued

The documentary provides a rare insight into the life of the extremely private former F1® driver, but despite this Nöcker explains that there was only one real boundary when making the film.

“We had one gentlemen’s agreement with Corinna, that we do the interviews she can tell all and, in the end, we don’t use anything that she does not like in this film and we’re going to destroy that, but that was the only real boundary that we had.”

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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