Lewis Hamilton Finally Did A 'Shoey' With Daniel Ricciardo
The only thing Lewis Hamilton could do was shake his head.
Whether it was because of the bitter champagne aftertaste or because he didn't fancy sculling a drink from his own sweaty shoe - who knows?
Either way, it was TV gold to see the two Formula One drivers enjoy a rather unconventional beverage together.
Six-time F1 world champion Hamilton is normally a well-spoken, mature, professional athlete.
But at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, things were a little different.
Hamilton was somehow roped into doing a 'shoey' with fellow F1 star Daniel Ricciardo after the pair clinched podium finishes at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Italy.
Right, who had "Lewis Hamilton drinks Daniel Ricciardo's foot juice on the podium" on the 2020 bingo card? #EmiliaRomagnaGP pic.twitter.com/SIAKrbB6aC
- Alejandro (@motorsport_geek) November 1, 2020
Championship leader Hamilton came in first while Ricciardo managed to secure his second third place finish in less than three weeks.
When Aussie fan favourite Ricciardo clinched his first podium since 2018 at the Eifel Grand Prix in mid-October, he forgot to celebrate with his customary 'shoey'.
Fans were disappointed.
DANIEL: "I got into 4th off the start and for the rest of the race I had really good pace... It was fun out there and I won't forget the Shoey!"#ImolaGP :flag_it: #F1 pic.twitter.com/VuGlTKET1W
- Formula 1 (@F1) November 1, 2020
But at the Emilia Romagna GP, he made sure that didn't happen again - and even convinced Hamilton to take part too.
While he didn't look best pleased, Hamilton reluctantly sunk the shoey with ease before pouring the remainder of it on Ricciardo's head.
"I was about to drink a beautiful fresh one and I heard Lewis saying 'take your other shoe off'," Ricciardo said.
"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."
Fans on social media were loving witnessing a side to Hamilton that we don't often see.
As for the 'shoey' itself, well, let's just say people still aren't convinced by the rather gross Aussie tradition.
Ricciardo makes Hamilton do a shoey
- Aarav (@_aarava) November 1, 2020
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No friggin way Hamilton just did a shoey. I cannot believe my eyes
- Matt Gallagher (@MattyWTF1) November 1, 2020
Ricciardo and Hamilton do a shoey together!! Big shake of the head from Lewis after doing it hahaha :joy: #F1 #ImolaGP
- Luke Smith (@LukeSmithF1) November 1, 2020
lewis hamilton immediately regretting doing a shoey with daniel ricciardo is why i follow this sport pic.twitter.com/f9PFaSvqYF
- festive sporps #blm (@OVECHKlN) November 1, 2020
SHOEY: RICCIARDO + HAMILTON #ImolaGP :flag_it: #F1 pic.twitter.com/pFYSAjEWLH
- Enrico Tornello (@EnricoTornello) November 1, 2020
Ricciardo's going to do a shoey and Hamilton says he'll have one too! Champagne out of Ricciardo's shoe for Hamilton. Adrenaline makes you do some strange things #F1 #ImolaGP
- Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) November 1, 2020
@danielricciardo does a shoey on the podium, offers @LewisHamilton the chance too and he takes it !!!! Yukkkkk ... #monklife #livinglikeamonk #huh?
- Byron Young (@byronf1) November 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton has just joined Daniel Ricciardo in doing a shoey.
In other news, we now feel very sick. #F1
- Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) November 1, 2020
Good sport @LewisHamilton ..... taking a Shoey courtesy @danielricciardo after @MercedesAMGF1 wrapped up title. pic.twitter.com/JvqaNKPSlD
- Tim Gossage (@TimGossage) November 1, 2020
Lewis Hamilton has just joined Daniel Ricciardo in doing a shoey. :sweat_smile: #ImolaGP :flag_it: #F1
- Mr Lawrence:flag_bg: (@Mr_Lawrence4) November 1, 2020
Ricciardo podium and Hamilton shared a shoey with him, that's a good way to start the day
- Cody Ware (@CodyShaneWare) November 1, 2020
.@LewisHamilton doing a #shoey! I've turned around on him.. what a guy! And how bloody good all round..Just Awesome @danielricciardo!! #F1 #EmiliaRomagnaGP @ricciardo pic.twitter.com/7UdUcI4WMg
- Matt de Groot (@mattdegroot_) November 1, 2020
Hamilton living like a "hermit" to avoid getting Covid, but happy to do a shoey out of Ricciardo's race boot. Gross! #F1
- Bec Clancy (@becclancy) November 1, 2020
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