He Did It His Way! – The Official Review of the 1995 FIA Formula 1 World 1995 F1 Formula One World Championship ReviewChampionship Season
VHS, © 1995 DUKE, 170 minutes

The 1995 Formula 1 season presented Michael Schumacher with a fairly comfortable run to becoming the sport’s then-youngest-ever double World Champion, and it would be fair to say that it was perhaps not the most exciting season in the annals of the sport.

It is therefore of little surprise that the official season review video mirrors this in many respects, although it still represents a continual progression in the level of detail – relative to the 1994 video review – provided by these annual reviews.

The Schumacher-Hill rivalry bubbles along from its origins in the 1994 season and it makes for interesting viewing once again, particularly given the few on-track clashes the pair had at Britain, Italy and Belgium. The battle is generally a one-sided affair as the 1995 statistics will show, and this will no doubt please those viewers who count themselves as staunch Schumacher fans.

The review again does a solid job covering the action lower down the order, and intersperses its race-by-race coverage with a number of interesting featurettes, including one covering Taki Inoue’s misadventures (although not him being hit by the course car at Monaco or being run over by the marshal’s car at Hungary!).

One major criticism is the rather awful choice of soundtrack for these feature pieces; sadly again, the narration this year isn’t particularly exciting either.

 

In summary:

  • HITS: The featurette pieces are a welcome touch, particularly those covering the maiden F1 wins for Jean Alesi and Johnny Herbert, who were two of the most likeable characters on the grid.
  • MISSES: Dreadful soundtrack and a dull narrative
  • BEST BITS: While not a season known for edge-of-the-seat racing, the coverage of the Belgian and European Grands Prix are very strong points of this review

Using our unique ‘Chequered Flags’ rating system, we award the 1995 Formula One World Championship Review

OUT OF A POSSIBLE FIVE.

The 1995 Formula One World Championship Review is available at selected specialty stores.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.

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