F1 TV release Michael Schumacher: The Making of a Legend

In a sign that F1TV have started to finally make use of the enormous archive of Formula 1 footage, inherited since Liberty Media took over the sport, by releasing ‘Michael Schumacher: The Making of a Legend’ documentary on the pay-to-view online streaming service.

In an era when content is king, the sport’s new owners have struck gold with the F1 television footage archives at their disposal and being a media company it was clearly just a matter of time before the documentaries, such as this one, would be rolled out. Applause deserved.

Fittingly the first such project to go live on F1TV, exclusively for subscribers, is the remarkable tale of Formula 1’s most successful driver and perhaps the most popular man to don a Ferrari race suit.

The documentary was announced on the official F1 website:

How did Michael Schumacher go from being a karting hopeful to a seven-time Formula 1 world champion? A new feature-length documentary, created by F1 and available exclusively to F1 TV subscribers, tells the story of the German’s rise to the very top of the sport, with friends, rivals and former colleagues all offering their views on how Schumacher grew to become the most successful F1 driver of all time.

Mixing ultra-rare footage of the young Michael Schumacher with eye-popping archive material of his Formula 1 career, Michael Schumacher: The Making of a Legend charts the 91-time Grand Prix winner’s spectacular rise all the way from the kart track his father Rolf worked at in Kerpen to his final F1 season in 2012.

Via sportscar racing with Mercedes, his much-vaunted Formula 1 debut with Jordan in 1991, his seven world championships with Benetton and Ferrari and his fierce on-track battles with the likes of Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen and Damon Hill.

With a stellar cast of interviewees, including F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm and F1 racers including Martin Brundle, Fernando Alonso and David Coulthard, this is a must-watch for F1 fans looking to get the full story of the man who towered over Formula 1 for nearly two decades.