Max Verstappen dominated the race, winning from pole, although Pierre Gasly managing to outdrag Lewis Hamilton for second place at the line suggested Honda's power unit was working well at the altitude of Sao Paulo.
Despite coming away from Brazil empty-handed, Binotto saw reason to be encouraged by Ferrari's progress.
"Certainly they were fast. They were fast that around the lap, they were fast on the straight as well," Binotto said.
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