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  1. Dan Knutson: Sebastien Bourdais in F1 limbo

    Dan Knutson

    It's out of Sebastien Bourdais' hands. Will his marked improvement over the course of 2008 be enough to convince the powers that be at Scuderia Toro Rosso that he should return to the cockpit for '09? Bourdais can only wonder, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2008
  2. With the spying scandal behind McLaren, Hamilton focuses on world...

    Dan Knutson

    Lewis Hamilton had a lot on his mind in 2007. There was the F1 spying scandal. And the infighting between McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso and team boss Ron Dennis. This year? Hamilton has just one worry: winning a world championship, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  3. Nakajima putting in solid rookie campaign for AT&T Williams

    Dan Knutson

    Kazuki Nakajima's F1 debut in 2007 produced a fair amount of excitement: He bowled over a crew member after driving into the pits too fast. Today, Nakajima is bowling over his bosses at AT&T Williams with his work ethic and intelligence, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2008
  4. Bourdais comfortable with rookie role as home French GP set

    Dan Knutson

    Sebastien Bourdais doesn't have much chance of winning his home Grand Prix this weekend at Magny-Cours, France. But he understands his role as a rookie with Toro Rosso, and that is to help score points for the fledgling operation, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2008
  5. '07 Canadian GP turning point for first-time winner Hamilton, sur...

    Dan Knutson

    Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton can appreciate the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix for very different reasons. Hamilton scored his maiden F1 victory in Montreal, and Kubica survived one of the most spectacular racing accidents ever filmed.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2008
  6. F1 'rookie' Glock comes with a ton of racing experience

    Dan Knutson

    Timo Glock has raced against and beaten Lewis Hamilton. He scored points in his first Formula One race in 2004. He was Champ Car rookie of the year in 2005. He may be an F1 rookie for Toyota in 2008, but in name only, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2008
  7. 2007 season in review: Fines, flips, parties ... and a whole lott...

    Dan Knutson

    From McLaren's record $100 million fine to Lewis Hamilton's stunning rookie debut to Robert Kubica's terrifying crash in Canada, the 2007 F1 season offered a veritable smorgasbord of all things racing.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2007
  8. Hamilton trumps Raikkonen because he's a rookie

    Dan Knutson

    Kimi Raikkonen edged Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso by a single point to win the F1 drivers' title. But Hamilton gets the nod in Dan Knutson's eyes because ... well, he's a rookie.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2007
  9. Rising star Rosberg opening eyes in F1

    Dan Knutson

    AT&T Williams Toyota co-owners Frank Williams and Patrick Head did the right thing in locking up fast-improving Nico Rosberg for the 2008 F1 season. Rival teams were on the prowl, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2007
  10. Title coming down to wire as three drivers fight for F1 title in ...

    Dan Knutson

    The rookie is leading, the two-time champ is lurking and the forever bridesmaid has a shot. Brazil won't be boring as Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen get set to settle the F1 title in the season's final race Sunday, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2007
  11. Alonso in four-man dogfight to defend F1 crown

    Dan Knutson

    Surprising rookie Lewis Hamilton may have the inside track to the 2007 Formula One title, but two-time defending champ Fernando Alonso says the competition is far from over, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2007
  12. Hamilton larger than life as Britain braces for new F1 hero

    Dan Knutson

    John, Paul, George and Ringo? Sorry, Beatles fans. Britain's favorite son these days is 22-year-old Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, who's making his triumphant return, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2007
  13. Hamilton not only Formula One rookie with impressive start

    Dan Knutson

    Rookie substitute driver Sebastian Vettel isn't as heralded as rookie sensation Lewis Hamilton, but he's made history nonetheless, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2007
  14. Kovalainen hoping for Malaysia breakthrough

    Dan Knutson

    Heikki Kovalainen's long-awaited F1 debut was far from a rousing success and his boss let him know it. The rookie Renault pilot gets his second chance this Sunday in Malaysia, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2007
  15. McLaren boss Dennis gambling rookie is ready

    Dan Knutson

    McLaren boss Ron Dennis is confident Lewis Hamilton can handle the pressure, but it is a big gamble, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2006
  16. Speed hoping Italy turns out better than Australia

    Dan Knutson

    Formula One rookie Scott Speed said he learned a valuable and somewhat expensive lesson in Australia, writes Dan Knutson.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2006