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Schumacher admits ‘it was very hard’ watching documentary on legendary father

Haas F1 Team driver Mick Schumacher has admitted that it was not easy for him to watch the Netflix original documentary that featured his father, legendary F1 racer Michael Schumacher. The latter is still suffering from the long-term effects of a freak skiing accident that he suffered back in December 2013.

The older Schumacher is an avid skier, but unfortunately fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste at the Meribel ski resort located in the French Alps. The extent of the injuries caused by the accident has been kept private, but it was clear from the documentary itself that Michael is a shadow of the man he once was. Mick, unfortunately, only caught a glimpse of his father’s glory days and is continuing to learn about his father through the accounts of those who were close to him both in and out of the racing community.

“They focused on showing the human side of my father, in addition to his successes,” Mick said about the eponymous Netflix film. “I think it is very good. But, at the same time, it is very hard for me to see it. That shows how much feeling there is in this film and how many emotions it evokes,” he added.

Mick also appeared in the documentary along with other members of his family, and one of the most jarring moments was when he admitted that he would give anything to be able to have a conversation with his father. Now that he himself is an F1 driver, he would have learned so much from the 7-time world champion. His statement also gave a major clue on Michael’s current condition.

The younger Schumacher entered F1 as a rookie for Haas in 2021, alongside Nikita Mazepin. Both drivers failed to score a single point throughout the season, as the car struggled to keep up with the rest of the field. It is hard to determine Mick’s progress with such a weak car, but he was at least able to majorly outperform his teammate consistently throughout the season.