How did Michael Schumacher go from being a karting hopeful to a seven-time Formula 1 world champion? A new feature-length documentary, created by F1 and available exclusively to F1 TV subscribers, tells the story of the German’s rise to the very top of the sport, with friends, rivals and former colleagues all offering their views on how Schumacher grew to become the most successful F1 driver of all time.

    Mixing ultra-rare footage of the young Michael Schumacher with eye-popping archive material of his Formula 1 career, Michael Schumacher: The Making of a Legend charts the 91-time Grand Prix winner’s spectacular rise all the way from the kart track his father Rolf worked at in Kerpen to his final F1 season in 2012, via sportscar racing with Mercedes, his much-vaunted Formula 1 debut with Jordan in 1991, his seven world championships with Benetton and Ferrari and his fierce on track battles with the likes of Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen and Damon Hill.

    With a stellar cast of interviewees, including F1 motorsport boss Ross Brawn, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm and F1 racers including Martin Brundle, Fernando Alonso and David Coulthard, this is a must-watch for F1 fans looking to get the full story of the man who towered over Formula 1 for nearly two decades.

    The documentary is only available on F1 TV and you will also get access to Formula 1’s fantastic historical archive of documentaries and Grands Prix, including many of the key races from Schumacher's glittering career.