WATCH: F1 Fans Mimick Daniel Ricciardo’s Iconic Shoey to Celebrate Their College Graduation

Published 12/19/2021, 11:32 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium with after winning the race with second place McLaren’s Lando Norris, third place Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and McLaren CEO Zak Brown REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini


Daniel Ricciardo is one of the most loved drivers on the grid. He is known for his goofy personality and a good sense of humor off the track. The Aussie is also known for his now-iconic ‘shoey’ celebration on the podium.

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The McLaren driver always drinks champagne from his shoes whenever he is on the podium. The celebration has caught on as now many F1 fans have started doing the same. An F1 fan recently did a shoey at his graduation party celebration.

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The celebration has become iconic as a representation of going crazy with joy and happiness.

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How did Lewis Hamilton’s shoey request surprise Daniel Ricciardo?

As reported by ESPN, it’s not just the Aussie who does shoey celebrations on the podium. The Mclaren driver invites other drivers to celebrate in the same way. On the podium at Imola in 2020, Lewis Hamilton willingly wanted to try the shoey.

“I was about to drink a beautiful fresh one and I heard Lewis saying ‘take your other shoe off’. And I was like ‘No…’. Because honestly, I think it was three years ago on the podium he goes: ‘I’ll never, ever do that, I’ll never drink it. You can offer me, you can force me, I’ll never do it.

And he even asked for it today. So it took me by surprise, but 2020 is the year of the strange so it was good fun,” said Daniel.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrates winning the race on the podium REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

But after his request, Hamilton regretted his decision as he did not enjoy the taste of the drink.

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“It definitely didn’t taste great. I mean I don’t really like champagne as it is, but it definitely tastes worse. But what’s positive is that Daniel’s mum thinks I was a good sport, so I’m grateful for that,” said Lewis.

We hope that Ricciardo gets on the podium many more times just so that we can watch the shoey celebration.

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Have you ever tried the shoey celebration? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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