The Monaco Grand Prix will provide an opportunity for Mercedes' rivals to hit back this weekend after a Silver Arrows one-two in Spain.
Lewis Hamilton stretched his lead over Sebastian Vettel to 17 points by following up his win in Baku with another at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished second ahead of Max Verstappen, with Vettel in need of a response - and ideally a 50th victory - after finishing fourth in his last two races.
Vettel lost two places after he was brought in for a pair of pit stops and Kimi Raikkonen was forced to retire with an engine failure on lap 25 in Barcelona.
The Ferrari duo can ill afford to lose more ground on the streets of the principality, where Red Bull will be expected to make their presence felt in their 250th race.
As always in Monaco, qualifying will be key in a race which provides little opportunity for overtaking and Pirelli will debut their hypersoft compound on Sunday.
Ferrari dominated the prestigious race last year, Vettel and Raikkonen finished first and second respectively as Mercedes struggled.
TALK OF THE PADDOCK
Toto Wolff claimed Ferrari and Red Bull are favourites and Mercedes are limiting their expectations in Monaco.
The Mercedes boss says the slow, tight track should play into the hands of their rivals.
Raikkonen is "fairly optimistic" Ferrari should go be in good shape and feels they are learning from setbacks.
Daniel Ricciardo stated that he is on a "redemption" mission at an "insane" circuit where he was left fuming after a bungled pit spot cost him two years ago.
Romain Grosjean will be out to erase the memories of taking out Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg after losing in control in Barcelona, following a smash in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 95
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 78 (-17)
3. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 58 (-37)
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) 48 (-47)
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 47 (-48)
1. Mercedes 153
2. Ferrari 126 (-27)
3. Red Bull 80 (-73)
4. Renault 41 (-112)
5. McLaren 40 (-113)
RACEWEEK SCHEDULE (all times local)
Only three drivers finished the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, the fewest ever in a single Formula 1 race (Olivier Panis, David Coulthard, and Johnny Herbert).
2017: Sebastian Vettel
2016: Lewis Hamilton
2015: Nico Rosberg
|England confirm Alli thigh injury|
|Federer through, Zverev out in Halle|
|Back on the map and earning letters from ladies, Tabarez embraces Uruguay´s heritage|
|Rampant England rout Australia in record-breaking display|
|Pulisic in right place at Dortmund, says Arena|
|Wilshere confirms Arsenal exit|
|NASCAR at Sonoma: TV schedule, standings, qualifying drivers for Toyota/Save Mart 350|
|Muguruza and Kvitova cruise through in Birmingham|
|Leno among top 10 most expensive goalkeepers|
|Pained Salah unable to halt Russia´s unlikely march|
|Kyrgios downs ´legend´ Murray as Dimitrov and Djokovic progress|
|Neymar pain normal – Coutinho unconcerned by ankle issue|
|Russia 3 Egypt 1: Salah strikes but hosts right on course for last 16|
|We must make Ronaldo less exceptional, says Morocco boss Renard|
|Chandimal handed one-Test ball tampering ban, faces further ICC charge|
|Arsenal sign goalkeeper Leno from Leverkusen|
|Mexico style in Germany win surprised Arena|
|Monaco complete €20m move for Lyon teenager Geubbels|
|Saudi team don´t know cause of aeroplane fire, Pizzi reveals|
|Champions League qualifying draw: Celtic travel to Armenia, Ajax face Sturm Graz|
|I´ve never seen a player win on his own – Santos shrugs off Ronaldo dependence|
|Murray impresses despite narrow defeat on return|
|West Ham land club-record Diop signing|
|El Hadji Diouf hails ´perfect start´ for Senegal|
|Cisse and Senegal give cause for African celebration|
|Carvajal ready to face Iran - Hierro|
|Japan´s World Cup victory over Colombia sparks celebrations on the streets of Tokyo|
|Poland 1 Senegal 2: Good fortune and bad errors hand Africans Group H win|
|England shatter ODI world record with total of 481 against Australia|
|Best yet to come from England hero Kane, says Rashford|
|Salah starts for Egypt against Russia|
|De Jong expects to stay at Ajax|
|Barcelona angered by Pique´s involvement in Griezmann saga|
|Federer begins Halle defence with comfortable Bedene win|
|Tabarez not worried by slow Suarez start|
|Brazil´s Neymar felt pain in his ankle, CBF confirms|
|Griezmann understands Atletico fans´ nerves over Barcelona speculation|
|Queiroz salutes Hierro for uniting Spain|
|Stump from Scotland´s defeat of England auctioned for charity|
|Red Bull will not have works team label, confirm Honda|
|Neymar hobbles out of Brazil World Cup training|
|Ronaldo´s revelry, Messi´s miss and Sanchez´s shocker - Russia 2018, World Cup of the penalty|
|Brazil ask FIFA to explain VAR decisions against Switzerland|
|Colombia 1 Japan 2: Sanchez red spoils Pekerman´s plans|
|Argentina v Croatia: Mercado wants an end to ´Messidependencia´|
|Hoffenheim director suggests €50m bid could land Kramaric|
|England will emerge as a ´champion team´, insists Jones|
|Ryder Cup teams shaping up great, says Strange|
|We cannot replace Iniesta – Abidal|
|Colombia´s Sanchez sees second-quickest World Cup red card|
|France v Peru: Varane and Les Bleus calm after unconvincing start|
|Semenya challenges IAAF hyperandrogenism rule with CAS|
|No Germany line-up changes needed, says Neuer|
|James absent from Colombia line-up|
|Alli to have scan on thigh knock after England win|
|Mooy not using World Cup to facilitate transfer from Huddersfield|
|Billy Vunipola a big loss for England, says Vermeulen|
|´Incredible´ Firmino works like a defender, says Mane|
|Jackson and Olding could make Ireland returns|
|Stokes and Woakes ruled out of T20I matches|
|Denmark v Australia: Socceroos confident of reaching last 16|
|Argentina should have selected Icardi for the World Cup, Zanetti claims|
|Except for Messi, Croatia are better than Argentina - Kovacic|
|I chose Real Madrid over PSG and Barcelona – Vinicius Junior|
|Germany should drop Ozil - Effenberg|
|Anything is possible with Tiger - Strange backs Woods revival despite U.S. Open misery|
|Fekir won´t offer Liverpool update, despite meeting Aulas|
|Southgate aims to repeat ´perfect´ preparation for Panama|
|Coleman ready for crucial Sydney clash|
|Prior to make Origin debut in Sydney|