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Sport Hamilton & Ricciardo: Was this "Shoey" actually legal?

13:25  02 november  2020
13:25  02 november  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Renault's Daniel Ricciardo , who finished in P3 at the 2020 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, says sharing a ' shoey ' celebration with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the Imola podium was "majestic."

Australia Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo does a shoey after forgetting about it on the podium.

Hamilton und Ricciardo machen den © Motorsport Images Hamilton and Ricciardo do the "Shoey"

At the Nürburgring, Daniel Ricciardo forgot about it , but on his second podium for Renault 2020 in Imola he continued an old tradition: he drank the champagne in proper style from his shoe. Race winner Lewis Hamilton also asked the Australian for a "Shoey", but is that even allowed in times of Corona?

FIA race director Michael Masi had to answer this unusual question after the race in Emilia-Romagna. Has the "Shoey" violated the strict security requirements of the Corona Protocol? "I have to say that I have not studied or considered drinking a 'Shoey' as it is commonly known in detail."

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Ricciardo had threatened a podium for a long time this season before finishing third at the “It’s pretty surreal actually . Obviously the first one and to get two now in such close proximity is There was time for a shoey on the podium this weekend and Lewis Hamilton even joined in, as Ricciardo ’s result

Lewis Hamilton has won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Australia's Daniel Ricciardo in a race that came to life in the closing stages. Key points: Daniel Ricciardo got his second podium in three races and shared a shoey with race winner Lewis Hamilton .

There is no rule in the strict regulations that prohibits sharing a shoe in order to drink from it. This means that Ricciardo and Hamilton will not be punished. In the past few months, there have been repeated warnings.

people in the paddock had not or only insufficiently adhered to the guidelines. The FIA ​​had set this before the start in order to be able to carry out a season despite the pandemic. Among other things, the podium ceremony was also clearly regulated.

Nevertheless, this time Ricciardo insisted on taking a sip from his shoe. As early as 2016, he introduced the tradition, so loved by fans, to the race in Germany, and since then he has achieved 18 additional podium places.

However, the Australian seemed so surprised by his third place at the Nürburgring that after two years of abstinence he completely forgot about the "Shoey" in the Eifel. But that shouldn't happen to him a second time: "I took off my right shoe, poured it and wanted to toast the mechanics."

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That means that, legally , Daniel Ricciardo is confirmed an artist. They neither invented it, actively promoted it, modified it, or did literally any fucking thing whatsoever to show ownership of the Shoey and yet somehow they gain the legal rights over its use on flasks, glasses, bottles, mugs, sculptures

Lewis Hamilton says his latest and 93rd win, which secured Mercedes a 1-2 and record seventh-straight constructors title, boiled down to a considered strategic The only sour note was the ‘ shoey ’ he performed on the podium with P3 finisher Dainel Ricciardo “[It tasted like] toe jam,” said Hamilton .

Then the surprising turnaround: "Mister Hamilton asked me to take off my left shoe too. He actually drank from my shoe. We did that together and it was majestic," smiles Ricciardo.

What particularly amuses him about it: "The fun fact is that I think three years ago he said on the podium that he would never drink out of my shoe. In 2020 really strange things will happen." Ricciardo had secretly hoped that one day he would get Hamilton.

"I haven't forgotten that, it makes me very happy." The champagne is also cooler these days, Ricciardo notes, possibly due to the colder conditions in autumn. "That makes the 'Shoey-Experience' a little more bearable."

World Champion Hamilton thinks a little differently about it in retrospect: "It definitely didn't taste great. I didn't really like champagne before that, but it definitely tasted worse," reveals the Mercedes driver.

Already while swallowing his Ricciardo shoe he made a face on the podium. “But the positive thing is that Daniel's mother thinks I'm a good athlete, for which I am grateful. I think Daniel meant that I once said that I would never do it. So the lesson from this is: never say never . "

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