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Daniel Ricciardo Does A 'Shoey' To Celebrate His Podium Finish In The F1

Daniel Ricciardo Does A 'Shoey' To Celebrate His Podium Finish In The F1

Daniel Ricciardo, this is why we love you.

The Australian Formula One star ended his two-year podium drought at the Eifel Grand Prix after coming third at the Nurburgring over the weekend.

And how did he celebrate the achievement? Well, the only way a true Aussie should: With a classic 'shoey'.

Daniel Ricciardo joined Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the podium. Credit: PA
Daniel Ricciardo joined Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the podium. Credit: PA
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Ricciardo became renowned among F1 fans for his customary shoey after every podium in his career.

But the 31-year-old last claimed a top three finish back in 2018 in Monaco, meaning his podium at the Eifel GP meant that little bit more to him.

Ricciardo took to social media in the wake of the race and posted a video captioned, "Better late than never. BOTTOMS UP."

In the clip, a clearly-excited Ricciardo pours champagne in his sweaty racing boot before skolling it.

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"The shoe is off," he said while trying to pop the bottle.

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"I think I was so caught up in the podium, and obviously it's been a while, everyone afterwards was like, 'Why didn't you do a shoey?' And I was like, 'oh man.'

"So anyway, here it is. Belated, but better late than never."

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Then, without hesitation, Ricciardo polished off the shoey with ease.

"Ahhh, mother's milk! Thank you to everyone," he said.

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his podium in Germany. Credit: PA
Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his podium in Germany. Credit: PA

Ricciardo, who is set to join McLaren at season's end, was happy to earn Renault its first podium since the Malaysian Grand Prix back in 2011.

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"The feeling I have now is like that really happy shock, I guess," Ricciardo said after the race.

"When I signed on the dotted line for this Renault contract it was to be up here and get a podium by year two.

"Obviously next year is another story, I'm moving on, but I think this really does cap a pretty cool story that we've had and shared for these two years. And the good news is it's not over yet."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Instagram, Daniel Ricciardo, Aussie, Video, Formula 1, Social Media, F1, watch, Australia

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Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.