Mark Webber followed in the footsteps of fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo by doing a ‘shoey’ – that is, drinking champagne out of a sweaty race boot – on the podium after Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Webber raced in Formula 1 between 2002 and 2013 before moving into the FIA World Endurance Championship, as well as working as a TV pundit in the UK.
Webber was on hand to conduct the podium interviews at Spa following Nico Rosberg’s victory, and was offered Ricciardo’s race-worn boot when he turned to talk to the Red Bull driver.
Ricciardo downed champagne from his boot after finishing on the podium in Germany before the summer break, calling it a ‘shoey’.
“I’m not drinking out of that mate!” Webber told Ricciardo – before proceeding to drink out of it (skip to 3:30 in the above video to see it).
“Thanks for doing that!” Ricciardo said, laughing.
“I think we just made our country even more proud.”