Fernando Alonso maintains that Ferrari is gradually improving after the Spaniard finished the Monaco Grand Prix in fourth place.
Alonso slipped to sixth at the start but profited from problems striking Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen to move into fourth, eventually coming home 32 seconds behind race winner Nico Rosberg.
The two-time world champion said that a problem at the start cost him the positions.
"Finishing just off the podium was a good result, especially after a difficult start and the various incidents during the race," he said.
"At the start, something in the motor didn’t work, but even if I’d had full power, there was no room to overtake. The three cars ahead of me deserved to be there as they were really uncatchable.
"I am pleased with fourth place, because we were able to manage a race in which you had to always maintain the highest level of concentration as there were plenty of tense moments."
Alonso believes Ferrari is improving the F14T but acknowledges that they must soon start making progress.
"Our pace was good and that means that, bit by bit, we are improving," he said.
"Sure, the gap to the leaders is still significant, because like us, they are still moving forward on the development front. Therefore we must always try to do better, starting with the next race in Canada."