Winter testing over in Jerez is underway and here’s a cracking photo gallery of the 2012 F1 cars out on track for the very first time.  Merecedes and Hispania are both running their 2011 cars for now (the latter in a sponsor-free white livery, ahem).

Kimi Raikkonen topped the timesheet on day 1, which is great for him on his first proper day in a modern F1 car, but don’t carried away and put all the pennies you’ve saved up on him winning title just yet, because this time last year, Rubens Barrichello topped the timesheets in a Williams and we all know how well their season went…

Here’s the full timesheet and gallery of photos for you to catch up on day one of the winter testing.  The sessions continue tomorrow through to Friday and we’ll be bringing you the details thoughout.

Jerez Test Day 1:

POSDriverTeam/EngineBest TimeLaps
1Kimi R_ikk_nenLotus E20 / Renault RS271'19.67075
2Paul Di RestaForce India VJM05 / Mercedes FO108Y1'19.772101
3Nico RosbergMercedes MGP W02 / Mercedes FO108Y1'20.21956
4Mark WebberRed Bull RB8 / Renault RS271'20.49653
5Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso STR7 / Ferrari 0561'20.69457
6Michael SchumacherMercedes MGP W02 / Mercedes FO108Y1'20.79442
7Kamui KobayashiSauber C31 / Ferrari 0561'21.353105
8Jenson ButtonMcLaren MP4-27 / Mercedes FO108Y1'21.53062
9Felipe MassaFerrari F2012 / Ferrari 0561'22.81569
10Heikki KovalainenCaterham CT01 / Renault RS271'23.17828
11Pastor MaldonadoWilliams FW34 / Renault RS271'23.37125
12Pedro de la RosaHRT F111 / Cosworth CA20111'23.67644

Gallery Jerez Test Day 1: