More Than Ready for International Competition: Formula V1 Veteran Daniel Miranda Dominates At Suzuka

After narrowly missing out on the first-ever Giti-Formula V1 championship–and a trip to Fuji Speedway–it seems second-placed Daniel Miranda was destined to a race in Japan. Handpicked to join the Vita of Asia race at the Suzuka International Circuit on June 22-23 as the sole Filipino representative in a 54-strong grid, Miranda showed that FV1’s goal to prepare local talent for international competition is coming along nicely.

A two-round event, Miranda took home first place in both heats in the foreigner class, as well as clinching third-place overall in race two.

Sharing the podiun with some top Japanese drivers

“The Philippine series has taught me a lot. I started with the Vios cup back in 2016-2018 and then Formula V1 just last year. My learning from every race has helped me to become who I am today, especially in the series that I am racing this year: the Asian TCR with champion drivers around the world.”

And some of the best of the rest of Asia

“It was my first time In Suzuka circuit and I haven’t driven the V1 car in almost a year so I didn’t really expect much since I know the Japanese drivers are very fast. I’m thankful to win both races in the foreigners class and 3rd overall in race 2. I have definitely learned a lot in japan and I would want to thank JP Tuason, TRS and west racing japan for giving me the opportunity to race in everyone’s dream circuit.

Last year, FV1 champion Luis Gono also finished strong at Fuji and with two excellent performances by our champion drivers abroad so far, we’re sure that the 2019 Giti-Formula V1 winner will be raring to top their feats when we send him to Suzuka in December!

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