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Nakajima putting in solid rookie campaign for AT&T Williams

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.

Updated: August 14, 2008, 6:42 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

Your first competitor in Formula One is your teammate. Given the disparity of equipment, it's difficult to directly compare the talent of a driver from the big teams against a driver from one of the little teams.

If one compares AT&T Williams Toyota average lap times over the course of the first 11 Grand Prix races of this season, rookie Kazuki Nakajima is slower -- by over half a second -- than his teammate Nico Rosberg, who is in his third F1 season.

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