Michael Schumacher’s health "improving" in hope for F1 icon before Netflix film

Former Ferrari boss Jean Todt said that Michael Schumacher's health will "slowly and surely improve" ahead of the Netflix documentary that will celebrate the German's life so far.

Schumacher, who won seven Formula One World Drivers' Championships between 1994 and 2004, sustained a serious head injury despite wearing a helmet during a skiing accident in 2013.

Since then, updates have been few and far between out of respect for his wife Corinna, and their two children Gina-Marie and Mick – who is now a Formula One driver for Haas.

On the 15th of September, Netflix film Schumacher will be released from co-directors Hanns-Bruno Kammertons, Vanessa Nocker, and Michael Wech, and will feature interviews with his family.

Todt, now 75, was the general manager of Scuderia Ferrari from 1994 to 2007, and offered fans of Schumacher some hope over his condition back in August.

Speaking to German outlet Bild, Todt has said that he believes Schumacher will "slowly and surely improve."

He added: "I've spent a lot of time with Corinna since Michael had his serious skiing accident on December 29, 2013. She is a great woman and runs the family. She hadn't expected that.

"It happened suddenly and she had no choice. But she does it very well. I trust her, she trusts me.

"Thanks to the work of his doctors and the cooperation of Corinna, who wanted him to survive, he survived – but with consequences."

In regards to the upcoming film, son Mick said in August: “I will be part of it, I was interviewed for it, yes.

“I think there’s lots to look forward to. I think it’s a very special documentary and I think it’s going to be emotional for everyone who watches it.”

Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said about the documentary: “Michael Schumacher has redefined the professional image of a racing driver and has set new standards.

“In his quest for perfection, he spared neither himself nor his team, driving them to the greatest successes.

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“He is admired all over the world for his leadership qualities. He found the strength for this task and the balance to recharge at home, with his family, whom he loves idolatrously.

“In order to preserve his private sphere as a source of strength, he has always rigorously and consistently separated his private from his public life.

“This film tells of both worlds. It is his family's gift to their beloved husband and father.”

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