F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher offers a nice glimpse on the maverick that Michael Schumacher was. And it offers a chance for you to be Michael Schumacher even for a moment. However, there are also some extincting documentaries that shine a light on Schumacher’s record-breaking career. F1 was never the same after his retirement indeed. But luckily for his fans, there are little reminders of his glory days.
And yes, as you can probably tell this is not my sport related article I’ve written about here at IndieGala. Dirt rallies, Nascar posts are behind me. And yes. I’ve even written about F1 before too. Check out that particular post here if you’re curious. But honestly, I’ve never written about one particular person from the sport. Let alone a driving legend. So, this is exciting new endeavor for me.
F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Is A Nice Tribute For The Man Himself
Developed and published by Codemasters, F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher celebrates the record-breaking F1 career of the legendary Michael Schumacher. You can also embark on your career using a Michael Schumacher driver mode. And with 4 of his legendary cars. 1991 Jordan 191, 1994 Benetton B194, 1995 Benetton B195 and 2000 Ferrari F1-2000.
But that’s not all. The unique in-game customization items (such as car livery, podium celebration, helmet, race suit, gloves, boots, player badge) offer a fantastic immersion into the driving. And they also capture the essence of what made him a true champion. You get to build facilities, develop the team over time and at the same drive to the top of the podium. In a true champion fashion. However, not only do we have F1® 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition available for purchase here at IndieGala, and it is currently on sale as well. However, the sale won’t last long, so make sure you get it while it’s still hot.
F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher: How Is Michael Schumacher Now?
As you probably know, back in December 2013 Schumacher suffered a terrifying accident while skiing in the French Alps. He fell and hit his head on a rock, thus sustaining a serious head injury, even though he was wearing a ski helmet. He was also placed in a medically induced coma for months afterward, the news of his health are kept in a strict secretory. And almost 7 years after the accident he’s apparently doing better. With physical therapy, he’s health is now stable. But some reports say that he now suffers from muscle atrophy and osteoporosis following the years he spent in bed confinement. Not to mention, that very few of his closest friends have visited him so far, so reports on this may vary.
But which movies truly capture the spirit of Michael Schumacher? While there aren’t any feature-length motion picture movies currently about him, there are some great documentaries about the former F1 champ. Not a lot of documentaries are out there, but still there are some. Some are older, while some a rather fresh and new. However, the life and times of the Formula One racing champion are to be released in another feature-length documentary simply called – Schumacher.
Still No Word On Schumacher- The Documentary
The long awaited Schumacher – the documentary is reportedly an intimate and personal tribute by his family and friends. But at the same time, the movie will tell the story of the star driver, from his young boyhood days, to his seven Formula One titles. It will also document the near-fatal skiing accident that left him with devastating head injuries from which he is still recovering.
But according to the German media, the premiere of the documentary got delayed. Yet again. According to reports, the documentary got delayed because of the producers of the movie. They understandably insisted on more time to work through sensitive and unseen family footage. So, I’m not going to include Schumacher in this list, although it exists on IMDB. Here are some of our 3 different picks if you’re craving good documentaries about the F1 legend. All of them are available on YouTube so hop in. Three different documentaries. One legend.
Michael Schumacher – The Making of a Legend
It’s a feature-length documentary, done by F1 channel specifically for the F1 TV subscribers. But you can also check it out on YouTube too. And as you can probably guess from the title, the documentary tells the story of Michael’s rise to the very top of the sport. And with plenty of his friends, rivals and former colleagues giving an important insight and input on that rise. F1 Motorsport boss Ross Brawn, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm and F1 racers Martin Brundle, Fernando Alonso and David Coulthard are some of the interviewees. And it even has a nice mix of ultra-rare footage of Michael himself, with eye-popping archive material of his career. Check it out.
Michael Schumacher: The Red Baron
Another great biopic about F1 greatest driver. It details his early struggles in F3. Long before he joined F1, and dominated the sport. But once he joined the Jordan F1, the sky was the limit. Benetton followed and in the middle of the 90’s he joined Ferrari. What started as a winning strike in Benetton, continued with the Italian team. However, his wins didn’t come without a price, and all his trials and tribulations are put here as well. Well until he retired from F1 racing of course. But unlike the previous movie, this particular documentary doesn’t include interviews with his colleges and friends. It’s stripped down of face to camera interviews, but it’s very rich with lots of archive footage nonetheless. It’s also worth the watch.
Michael Schumacher: Driven to Win
Probably the oldest documentary on this list. And one that was published right before his driving retirement in 2007. One notable reception from the previous movies on this list is that Michael Schumacher: Driven to Win is roughly half the running time of the other movies. Michael Schumacher: Driven to Win is just barely 23 minutes long, but so worth it. It also follows the same narrative starting from his humble beginnings and ending with his retirement from Ferrari. But what it lacks in substance, it makes up in dynamic and pacing. It’s a fast-paced documentary with fantastic music in the background and it’s also worth your time.
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