8. Schumacher’s rehabilitation continues at their family home
Maximum privacy has been the Schumacher family’s M.O. since that fateful day on December 29 2013 when he suffered his skiing accident – and that remains very much the case in the film, with the sensitive details about the German’s current condition remaining unspoken.
We are, however, given insights into how the Schumachers have dealt with the situation, Corinna Schumacher talking touchingly of life today with her husband, saying: “Of course I miss Michael every day. 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 still here. Different, but he’s here, and that gives us strength, I find.
Speaking about the family’s life together, Corinna adds: “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 simply make him feel our family, our bond.”
Motorsport fans, meanwhile, will know that Schumacher’s son Mick stepped up to Formula 1 with the Haas team this year.
And the tragedy of not being able to seek out his father’s advice for his own F1 career is evident, as Mick – who’s shown in one home video helping his Dad to fix a go kart – says stoically: “I think Dad and me, we would understand each other in a different way now. Simply because we speak a similar language, the language of motorsport, and we would have much more to talk about.
“That’s where my head is most of the time. Thinking that would be so cool… I would give up everything just for that.”