Autosport (UK) - - AUTOSPORT AWARDS 2018 -

Mika Hakki­nen, Felipe Massa, Tom Kris­tensen and Michele Mou­ton.

No, this is not some rac­ing hip­ster’s ul­ti­mate pub-quiz team. These are four in­flu­en­tial, top-level tal­ents brought to­gether to dig into the hu­man­ity of one of For­mula 1’s le­gends: Michael Schumacher.

Mo­tor­sport He­roes is a ma­jor film project that will com­bine nar­ra­tives of top-class driv­ers – an­nounced at this year’s Au­tosport Awards as two-time F1 cham­pion Hakki­nen, 2008 run­ner-up Massa, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner Kris­tensen and World Rally Cham­pi­onship rally win­ner Mou­ton – with archive footage. Senna film di­rec­tor and BAFTA win­ner Man­ish Pandey is driv­ing the project.

An ex­clu­sive first look at Sun­day’s Awards showed Hakki­nen, Massa, Kris­tensen and Mou­ton em­bark­ing on an overnight trip. This, Pandey ex­plained, was a bond­ing ex­er­cise de­signed so they would feel com­fort­able enough with each other to re­veal real, hu­man sto­ries of seven-time cham­pion Schumacher as a driver and as a per­son.

Schumacher has not been seen in pub­lic since suf­fer­ing a se­ri­ous head in­jury in a ski­ing ac­ci­dent in late 2013. The Mo­tor­sport He­roes fea­ture will part­ner the In­sti­tut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere (ICM), one of the world’s lead­ing brain and spinere­search in­sti­tutes, which has en­joyed an en­dur­ing re­la­tion­ship with F1. Schumacher helped found it in 2006.

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