Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said that his team's results in the Monaco Grand Prix marked "just the start" of its comeback against the dominant Brawns.
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa finished third and fourth in the race to give the Italian squad its best helping of points this year.
Domenicali then warned its rivals that Ferrari will continue to close the gap on the front-runners as the season wears on.
"For sure we're very happy with the result because it shows that what we're doing at home at this moment is good and that we are working in the right direction," Domenicali told BBC
"The Brawns are for sure the best at the moment, but we are catching up and getting closer, so this is very positive.
"I'm very happy because at this moment the boys at home are working very, very hard, and I want to thank them for what they're doing. This is just the start."
Domenicali praised the job done by both drivers, who were the only ones to offer any sort of challenge to the Brawn squad during the weekend.
"For sure Felipe did a great race, but there was also a good race from Kimi, so this is important," he added.
"Felipe did the quickest lap, so it's important to look ahead with this perspective. We are, for sure, improving."