Consuming champagne from a sweaty shoe is objectively disgusting, however Daniel Ricciardo has created one thing that must be a extra nice expertise.
The McLaren driver has launched a brand new batch of his DR3 wine, however he added a private contact by the creation of the Ricciardo Decanter – a decanter made within the precise form of the Australian’s racing boot.
Ricciardo launched an advert for the second version of his wine vary, with the thermo-moulded boot formed glass being added to the vary out there to followers.
“It’s so good, I struggled to discover a vessel worthy of the wine,” he stated with a smile. “I wanted one thing actually refined, one thing actually Ricciardo, one thing that may make the wine style like a podium end.
“They stated decant, I say decan…”
The ‘shoey’ has been a Ricciardo custom in his appearances on the rostrum by means of his profession, with the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark Webber, Lando Norris, Martin Brundle, Gerard Butler and Lewis Hamilton having additionally sampled the delights of a touch of champagne poured into the Aussie’s racing boot from the grand prix that had simply taken place.
Ricciardo’s residence race will happen in Melbourne this weekend, in Method 1’s first race at Albert Park since 2019, with the previous two years’ occasions having been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He had not been in a position to go residence to Australia for nearly two years, earlier than lastly getting to take action through the low season – albeit with a two-week quarantine interval in a resort earlier than he may see household and pals.
Just one,100 Ricciardo Decanters have been made, so anybody wanting to purchase one should act quick to take action, which is offered on the St. Hugo Wines web site.
On monitor, he’s but to get off the mark in 2022 to date, having retired from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in a McLaren that’s but to indicate a completely aggressive bundle.