Schumacher clan comes out of silence on the Netflix documentary

Ralf Schumacher, the brother of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, justifies his very limited presence in the Netflix documentary about the Red Baron.

On September 15th, Netflix released a documentary about the life of Michael Schumacher. It shows how the Red Baron came to Formula 1 and became a legend in the sport. His childhood is also highlighted with statements from his parents and his wife, Corinna.


The Red Baron’s children also talk about their closeness to their father and their pain since Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in December 2013. In contrast, the seven-time F1 World Champion’s brother, and also a driver, Ralf, is barely mentioned in the documentary.

Far from being offended, Ralf Schumacher believes that given the years covered by the documentary, everything is to be expected.


“There were many years when I wasn’t involved in F1. Of course there could have been many more years covered, but it would have been very long.

“But I think it’s very, very well done, at least in terms of motor sport, and sport in general. There are also a lot of private views, from the family, especially the children and their mother. I thought the documentary was really great, very open,”



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