Binotto admitted Ferrari had suffered a disappointing result as champion Verstappen led his team-mate Sergio Perez home while Ferrari's championship leader Charles Leclerc finished sixth and Carlos Sainz spun out on the opening lap
Leclerc has won two of the opening three Formula One races — finishing second in the other — to help Ferrari lead the constructors’ championship after years of disappointment for the famous Italian Scuderia.
Having made his Formula One debut with Toro Rosso in 2015, Carlos Sainz has taken part in 143 Grand Prix races, bagging eight podiums.
Leclerc is riding the crest of a wave after joining the select group of drivers to achieve F1's 'Grand Slam' - pole, win, fastest lap and lead throughout in Australia.
Leclerc blew away his rivals at Australian Grand Prix at a revamped Albert Park, starting from pole and taking the chequered flag by more than 20 seconds from Red Bull's Sergio Perez.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said they were leaving Melbourne in a better state than when they arrived with "more lessons learned, more data to analyse and more points on the board".
Formula 1 2022: Flawless Charles Leclerc wins Australian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen fails to finish
Charles Leclerc led from start to finish to steer his Ferrari to an action-packed win at the Australian Grand Prix
Verstappen, who won in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, said he had struggled with car problems since arriving in Melbourne for the third race of the campaign.
The Spaniard powered round a revamped Albert Park circuit under clear skies with a best time of one minute 19.806 seconds among his 24 laps, largely on soft tyres.
The Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit took to social media and posted about the incident, informing that a man crashed his brand new Ferrari on the same day he brought it.
The Suadi Arabian GP saw the closest race finish since the 2020 Italian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 2022: Sergio Perez claims 'unbelievable' pole at 215th attempt, Mick Schumacher suffers horror crash
Qualifying was marred by a horror crash suffered by Mick Schumacher, which ruled him out of the race, and Lewis Hamilton's shock elimination in the opening Q1 session.
Once the Ferrari Purosangue SUV does arrive, it will compete against the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga.
Leclerc was 0.123 seconds faster than Red Bull's Verstappen while Carlos Sainz will start third on the grid in the second Ferrari.
Sony Group, which owns PlayStation, said in a statement that its video game unit "joins the global community in calling for peace in Ukraine" as it announced it had suspended operations in Russia.
Formula 1: Expectations 'very high' says Charles Leclerc as Ferrari unveil new F1-75 car for 2022 season
Revealed at Maranello, the F1-75 takes its name from an important anniversary for the team, 75 years since founder Enzo Ferrari produced his first Ferrari car.
With six of the 21 rounds to race, Max Verstappen of Red Bull has retaken the lead in the drivers' championship by six points over reigning champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Formula 1 2021: Ferrari's Charles Leclerc quickest in practice as Lewis Hamilton suffers engine problems
The seven-time world champion produced the fastest lap in a truncated morning session but lasted just three laps in the afternoon before his Mercedes ground to a halt with an engine problem on the Zandvoort circuit.
“This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1,” Kimi Raikkonen wrote on Instagram. "This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision."
‘Crime Patrol’ host Anup Soni becomes certified crime scene investigator and Twitter can't keep calm
Informing fans about the big moment in his life, Soni took to Instagram and posted a note saying that he decided to register himself for the course during the coronavirus lockdown.