The family of the legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher has released unseen footage of an interview he gave almost exactly two months before his skiing accident in 2013, which left him in a coma and whose aftermath has been shrouded in mystery ever since.
In the interview, the seven-time world champion admitted he was always engulfed by self-doubt, which he used to his advantage by always going the extra mile, NDTV Sports is reporting.
"Records is one thing, doubts, I think it is very important to not be over confident, to be skeptical, to look for improvements," Schumacher says in the video, which his family shared to his official website. "Yeah, I always felt I am not good enough, I have to work, and that was one part of the recipe that made me what I became."
In the clip filmed on Oct. 30, 2013, the Hurth-born driver goes on to say that his most memorable victory was his first championship with Ferrari in 2000, adding that former McLaren driver Mika Hakkinen was the rival driver he respected more than any other in his career, NDTV Sports continued.
"Twenty one years no championship with Ferrari, four years myself failing, then finally, in a great race, to achieve it, win the world championship," said Schumacher, who had previously rarely spoken about his career.