Lando Norris debut and farewell with Daniel Ricciardo's shoey

The Brit explained why he agreed to drink champagne from the Australian's boot during the McLaren 1-2 celebration at Monza.

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Apart from the intense struggle they maintain Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) for the title of the F1 there is another pilot who has stood out in this 2021: Lando Norris (McLaren). The 21-year-old has achieved such good results that he is fourth in the tournament and with serious options to snatch third place from Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes).

The last demonstration of his great moment was lived in the Italian Grand Prix. He finished second and thus achieved his best performance in the category after having achieved four third places. On Monza lagged behind his Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who ended a winless streak of more than eight years for the Woking team.

Lando NorrisRicciardo celebrated his victory with the shoey, which is characteristic of Australian motorsport. In this ritual, the winner of a race celebrates it by drinking the champagne that he pours into one of his boots. Norris already Zak Brown, responsible for the team, they had no choice but to join in the particular celebration.

"It tasted good, but I'm not a big fan of drinking from someone else's shoe," Norris explained to the web crash.net. "It is something that I do not recommend that people never do it, and I hope that in my case it was the last one ", Agregó.

He then commented on why he didn't resist when Ricciardo offered him his shoes with the sparkling wine. “I promised to do it at the beginning of the year in case we were on the podium together. They are not a big fan of drinking something from a shoe, in this case from Daniel, where his sweaty foot had been for the last two hours ”, he claimed.

Daniel RicciardoIn any case, he made it clear that he did not think much about where the champagne came from during the effusive celebration: “I was happy to do it and Zak did it too. I think he liked it… It was a fun experience for both of us. It is a great memory for the whole team, I enjoyed it as much as I hated it ”, concluded.

Norris and Brown thus join an extensive list of people who have accepted the shoey to Ricciardo and ranging from the actor Patrick Stewart even his own rivals like Verstappen, Hamilton, Nico Rosberg y Lance Stroll.

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