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Firsts for Raikkonen and Toyota in Spain 30 Jan 2007

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2007 Formula One Testing, Valencia, Spain. 30 January 2007. World © Bumstead/Sutton Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2007 Formula One Testing, Valencia, Spain. 30 January 2007. World © Bumstead/Sutton Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF107 leads Franck Montagny (FRA) Toyota TF107 Third Driver. Formula One Testing, Valencia, Spain, 30 January 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton Franck Montagny (FRA) Toyota TF107 Test Driver in the pits. Formula One Testing, Valencia, Spain, 30 January 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari F2007 Formula One Testing, Valencia, Spain. 30 January 2007. World © Bumstead/Sutton

The opening day of testing in Valencia on Tuesday saw debuts aplenty, with Kimi Raikkonen getting his first taste of Ferrari’s new car, the F2007, and Toyota giving its 2007 challenger, the TF107, its first public track outing at the Spanish circuit.

Raikkonen made his debut appearance for Ferrari in Italy last week, but only tested the team’s old car, the 248 F1. On Tuesday, however, the Finn got to grips with the machine in which he will contest the 2007 championship. He was joined by Ferrari tester Luca Badoer.

Toyota were also out on track, showcasing their new car, which was launched at their German base earlier this month. Despite the damp conditions, race driver Jarno Trulli and tester Franck Montagny went out early in the session, as they began carrying out the Japanese team’s intensive pre-season programme.

Full test report to follow after Tuesday’s session.