Formula 1: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo will only continue the 'shoey' craze sweeping motorsport if he tops the podium in Singapore.
Daniel Ricciardo is planning to drink champagne from his shoe once again if he guides his Red Bull to first place at the Singapore Grand Prix.
After finishing second in the final race before the mid-season break in Germany in July, Ricciardo celebrated in novel fashion with what is branded a 'shoey', repeating it after coming in the same position at August's Belgian Grand Prix.
Fellow Australian Jack Miller had marked his first MotoGP win in Assen a month prior in the same fashion, with Valentino Rossi following suit after his second-place finish at the San Marino Grand Prix – his home circuit – last weekend.
Ricciardo is enjoying seeing the trend sweep across motorsport, but he only plans to repeat it Singapore if he secures a first win of the season.
"I didn't start it, but I started it in Formula One as far as I know, but not worldwide," said the Red Bull driver.
"I know Jack Miller knows a few of the guys from 'The Mad Hueys' [who Ricciardo credits with starting the craze] so when he got his win in Assen I suspected he was going to do it and he did.
"So then I was like alright, I'll keep the sort of Australian tradition going and now Valentino's got in on the mix. I saw he Instagrammed it yesterday and he said everyone loves a shoey and he said delicious and all that and a few words that I used for it, so I think it's just a bit of fun now and everyone's enjoying it.
"If I win, yeah [I'll do it], if it's just a second or third, probably not now. For a victory I'd expect to see a few people do it."
Somewhat of a shoey connoisseur, Ricciardo reliably informed that the temperature of the sparkling wine is key to enjoyment.
"Honestly, if the sparkling wine is cold, then it tastes good," he said.
"Normally it's cold on the podium – if it's warm you'd get the sweat and that through it but the cold taste kills the bad stuff, so it's delicious, as we said."