Daniel Ricciardo celebrates in style after winning the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix

By Josh Hanrahan, Daily Mail Australia

Updated: October 2, 2016 12:08, October 2, 2016 12:12

  • Daniel Ricciardo won the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday.
  • After the race, he celebrated his victory by sipping champagne from his sweaty boots.
  • The celebration, known as a “shoey,” has become a Ricardo trademark.
  • He first celebrated in true Australian style in Germany earlier this year.

Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo won the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix and celebrated in trademark style by drinking a “champagne choie.”

The 27-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, started fourth and spent much of the race behind Lewis Hamilton but took the lead at key moments to take his fourth career win.

But while his performances on the track were exceptional, his efforts off the field were just as extraordinary.

Immediately after winning the race, Ricciardo climbed to the top of the podium and completed his trademark celebration by pouring champagne into his shoes.

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Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo (pictured) celebrated his victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix in a glamorous way – by drinking champagne from his shoe.
The 27-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, took part in the “Shoey” celebrations alongside third-placed Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (right).

Ricciardo’s distinctively Australian celebration was first shown after he finished second at the German Grand Prix in July.

There, he and former driver Mark Webber drank the champagne that had gotten on their shoes.

And on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, the young Australian was in action again.

After celebrating on stage, Ricciardo sat on the podium and removed his right boot.

Ricciardo flashed his trademark big smile and, with the help of third-placed Nico Rosberg, filled up his tyres to cheers from the crowd.

Then, without a moment’s hesitation or any thought for the sweat that had accumulated at the bottom of his boots, Ricardo popped the alcohol into his mouth.

As the 27-year-old driver celebrated his Grand Prix victory with a “champagne shoey,” nine Australian supporters similarly controversially stripped off to Malaysian-flagged “budgie smugglers” costumes.
The Australian sensation, sporting his trademark smile, sprayed champagne into the crowd.

Seemingly curious to know what all the fuss was about, Mercedes driver Rosberg and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner also took turns celebrating ostentatiously.

An overjoyed Ricciardo raised the trophy over his head along with the crowd to thunderous applause.

The win sees the Australian driver maintain third place in the overall drivers’ standings, 84 points behind first-placed Rosberg.

Ricciardo won the race ahead of teammate Max Verstappen (left) and Rosberg (right).


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