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Michael Schumacher’s family have shared rare unseen footage of the Formula 1 legend in a new documentary.

The seven-time world champion has been in a medically-induced coma since 2013, after he suffered a devastating brain injury during a French Alps skiing accident.

The 52-year-old’s condition has been kept majorly private by his family, and since the accident over 7 years ago, only a handful of people have been given the opportunity to visit him.

However in the new documentary, Schumacher, fans will be able to see the recovering star.

The documentary includes private recordings the German star’s family have provided.

Interviews with Schumacher’s wife Corinna, their son Mick, daughter Gina-Marie and father Rolf are all expected to be featured in the film.

The documentary was created by filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertons.

Benjamin Seikel, who produced the documentary with Nocker, said: “We are thrilled to have had the trusting co-operation of Michael Schumacher’s family and management.

“Without their support, this film would not have been possible.”

They admired however that the Covid situation means they are unsure when it will be available for a full public view.

Schumacher family spokesperson Sabine Kehm said: “The film portrays Michael‘s impressive career, but also many of the facets of the complex man.

“The merciless and daring Formula 1 driver, the ambitious athlete, the accomplished mechanic with a unique technical flair, the reliable team player and loving family man.”

Schumacher’s close friend Jean Todt, who is the FIA president and former boss of Ferrari is one of a handful of people who have been allowed to see him.

Todt, 74, gave a rare update on Schumacher’s condition to Ouest France, saying: “I am very discreet on this subject.

“We all know that Michael had a very serious accident and, unfortunately, it had significant consequences for him.

“Since then, he has been treated so that he can be able to return to a more normal life.”

Todt said after a visit with the F1 legend: “He is fighting.”

Schumacher dominated his entire career, racking up seven championship wins, including five titles in a row between 2000 and 2004.

He won 91 races in total and is widely regarded as possibly the greatest F1 driver of all time.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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