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Allsop, Derick, The Independent (London, England)
The roles of David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell may still be uncertain, but there can be little doubt Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill will again be the principal characters on the Formula One stage this coming season. Few can lament the passing o f 1994, and the advent of another world championship offers the opportunity to rebuild the credibility of grand prix motor racing.
The brilliance of Schumacher and the emergence of Hill as a genuine force hold out the prospect of a contest that flickered briefly at the end of last year. Hill was ultimately probably more comfortable as the honourable runner-up than he would have beenas champion.
However contrived or otherwise that climax, few can dispute Schumacher was the best out there. In effect, he had to win it twice. What Hill achieved was a stature and self-belief that ought to make him a viable contender this year from day one. Schumacher will presumably be there, and the involvement of at least one other heavyweight should ensure an absorbing and enduring scrap. …