Seven world championships. Second within the checklist of all-time wins. For a few years of his Formulation 1 profession, Michael Schumacher’s success appeared assured. However, as a brand new documentary on F1 TV particulars, his first drivers’ title with Ferrari got here as a part of a outstanding comeback story.
In Greatest Comebacks: Michael Schumacher, those that had been there recall the story of Schumacher’s eventful journey to the 2000 championship. His supervisor Sabine Kehm explains why, regardless of excessive hopes, large query marks lingered over Schumacher and Ferrari forward of the 1999 season.
The driving force’s title cost got here to an abrupt halt eight races in at Silverstone, the place he suffered a damaged leg in a high-speed crash. Kehm offers an perception into Schumacher’s fears over the severity of the accident, whereas orthopaedic surgeon Professor Invoice Ribbans reveals what Ferrari boss Jean Todt instructed him earlier than working on his “best friend” Schumacher.
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The documentary appears to be like on the fascinating dynamic that advanced as Ferrari staff mate Eddie Irvine fought for the championship whereas Schumacher was recovering, and the way a decided Schumacher skilled tougher than ever forward of the 2000 season.
Kehm remembers the issues as Mika Hakkinen constructed a lead within the title battle, earlier than detailing why feelings had been working significantly excessive for Schumacher throughout a memorable successful weekend at Monza. He went on to win the title at Suzuka, and Kehm reveals why it was maybe the “most special” of Schumacher’s tally.
Schumacher’s legacy is mirrored upon, together with why he “redefined” what was required to be an F1 driver working on the highest stage in addition to leaving a long-lasting affect together with his work each on and off the monitor.