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Being Michael Schumacher: “I don’t even ask the family”

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Michael sSchumacher? – “I don’t even ask the family”

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RTL presenter Florian König also talks about Michael Schumacher in the new documentary – “The question keeps coming up: Do you know how Michael Schumacher is doing?”

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In a new documentary, companions talk about the life of Michael Schumacher. The multi-part series impressively traces the path of the record world champion from his first laps in Kerpen to the fateful skiing accident.

How is Michael Schumacher, 54, doing since his skiing accident in 2013? It’s not just fans around the world who ask themselves this question – people from Schumacher’s environment and the world of motorsport are also asked the question again and again. In the new ARD documentary “Being Michael Schumacher”, TV presenter Florian König tells how he reacts to such questions. And explains why he doesn’t even ask the Schumacher family.

The seven-time Formula 1 world champion had an accident while skiing in the French Alps in 2013 and suffered serious head injuries. Since then, Schumi has been fighting to regain full health. Exactly how he is doing is not publicly known.

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In “Being Michael Schumacher” König says: “Whenever someone speaks to me, at the airport or elsewhere, the question always comes up: Do you know how Michael is? Do you know what’s going on now? I always say the same thing: I don’t ask the family at all because I absolutely respect the fact that they only gave very sparse information, and I think that’s right.” König, one of Formula 1 for many years -Faces from “RTL”: “I notice from these questions that people are still interested and that they still share in his fate.”

Schumacher documentary comes in December

“Being Michael Schumacher” can be seen in the ARD media library from December 14th and will be broadcast on TV on December 28th.

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The documentary tells Schumacher’s career in five parts – starting with his first laps on the kart track in Kerpen-Manheim. There are interviews with brother Ralf, companions such as explorer Gerhard Noack, the then Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug, Schumacher’s former Ferrari team boss Jean Todt and Schumi manager Sabine Kehm. They all provide insights into Schumacher’s character and trace his story.

The documentary “Being Michael Schumacher” can be seen in the ARD media library from December 14th

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From Kerpen to his first race in Spa in 1991, his seven world championship titles, his accident at Silverstone, his retirement and his comeback at Mercedes to his further retirement and finally the serious skiing accident almost ten years ago in the French Alps.

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