Lots of sporting buzz in Miami, but can F1 deliver?

Lots of sporting buzz in Miami, but can F1 deliver?

Miami Dolphins jerseys welcomed Formula One drivers to Miami for this weekend's grand prix. (Getty Images)


 With Formula One drivers facing off at the Miami Grand Prix, the Florida Panthers making a surprising Stanley Cup playoff run and Miami Heat facing the New York Knicks in the NBA - there is no shortage of sporting buzz this week in South Florida.

But sport fans may have to look to the Panthers and Heat for some genuine excitement, warned Aston Martin's double world champion Fernando Alonso, with the Miami Grand Prix shaping up as another Red Bull victory parade.

"Maybe not too many surprises," Alonso told reporters on Thursday. "If you have the fastest car, you can start a little bit behind and you are still maybe making some moves and overtakes.


"If you are in any other car, as I said we are all within 1/10th so wherever you qualify you are still more or less secure in that position and there are not many overtakes after lap two or three."

Once again in a league of their own, Red Bull have won every grand prix this season, with three of the four races one-two finishes.

While Miami can deliver plenty of Monaco like pizzazz, the action on the track could also be similar to Monte Carlo with precious little overtaking.