In his documentary film, RTL director Michael Niermann traces Mick Schumacher’s path through the junior classes in motorsport with partly unseen footage. Sensitively and visually, he portrays a young, ambitious athlete who, despite his surname, works hard on himself and his career and has to put up with many setbacks. The unique approach – RTL has accompanied Mick Schumacher since 2002 – and many unusual approaches make this film look like a kind of long-term study, which reveals not only the athletic career but also the personal development of a young man.
Mick Schumacher’s sporty Reise begins when he is three years old when he sits in a kart for the first time. At this point in time (2002) has to be Father Michael has already won four world championship titles in Formula 1. The early days of father and son together in karting are the foundation and the starting point for Mick’s successful motorsport career to date. The documentary accompanies him from the beginning until today on the race tracks of the world. It shows the difficult times and the successes during his “learning period” on the way to becoming a perfect racing driver who is on the way to Formula 1. And she portrays the growing high pilot in very personal moments away from the racetracks – from teenagers to young men who can always rely on the great support of their families. Old companions of his father, such as Ross Brawn, Jean Todt and the former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo, but also drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard have their say. You have all known Mick since he was born and are watching very closely how the young racing driver with the big name develops into his very own personality on and off the racetrack.
Since RTL has accompanied Mick Schumacher’s steady rise very intensively in recent years, Michael Niermann was able to fall back on extensive own material for his documentary film. In addition, archive images from groups such as Prema and Ferrari as well as exclusive interviews complement the two-hour film.
RTL will show the documentary “Mick Schumacher” in two parts on 29. 11. (Bahrain Grand Prix) from 11: 15 and on the 6th 12. (Sakhir Grand Prix) from 13: 15 Clock in the countdown to the Formula 1 broadcast. From 29. November the two-hour film can also be seen in full on the TVNOW streaming service.