Actor Gerard Butler handled the post-race interviews for the Formula One United States Grand Prix, and of course, Red Bull driver and third-place finisher Daniel Ricciardo handed him a shoe to toast. Butler doesn’t drink alcohol, but Ricciardo was more than happy to fill it with Red Bull instead of champagne.
Bathurst 1000 race leader Jamie Whincup had been crushing Mount Panorama Circuit lap time records throughout the race in his No. 88 Red Bull Racing Holden, but then he caused an insane crash that led to the race being won by a car that never led a single lap all day.
Australia has given the world many wonderful gifts over the years. Kangaroos. Bathurst. And now, the “shoey” toast where you drink out of a shoe. Sadly, the Malaysian Grand Prix didn’t appreciate nine scantily clad Australians who stripped down to do shoeys for Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo’s race win.
Mark Webber played along in Belgium, but he apparently learned his lesson about the “shoey”—a celebration done by drinking out of a shoe. Winning Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo convinced several others on the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix podium to do a shoey, but Mark’s reaction was the best.
Mark Webber toasted his fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo’s second place Formula One Belgian Grand Prix finish with a celebratory “shoey:” a champagne chug out of Ricciardo’s shoe. Nothing says guy love like being able to down another man’s foot-funk.
Everyone’s favorite ‘Strayan F1-driving honey badger Daniel Ricciardo offered a surprise explanation for how Australians can stomach beer-funk as a condiment: he drank out of his friggin’ shoe on the podium. I mean, at least vegemite isn’t foot-funk. Ricciardo claims the foot-funk tastes “good.” Right.