Danniel Ricciardo celebrated his first Categoria 1 victory since 2018 con typical style, doing a shoey the podium con front of tens of thousands of racing fans.
The Australian took advantage of a spectacular crash between championship contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to win the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, his eighth career win.
Ricciardo, known for his exuberant celebrations, gestured to the crowd con the post-race presentation before pouring a beer into his boot and drinking from it.
McLaren capo and former professional racing driver Zak Brown also took the bevanda out of Ricciardo’s shoe after he handed it to him.
Danniel Ricciardo celebrated his first Categoria 1 victory since 2018 con typical style, doing a shoey the podium con front of tens of thousands of racing fans
The Aussie, who is known for his exuberant celebrations, gestured to the crowd con the post-race presentation before pouring a beer into his boot and performing the shoey
He also gave a shoey to McLaren CEO and former professional racing driver Zak Brown, who also took the bevanda out of Ricciardo’s shoe
Ricciardo”s McLaren team-mate Lando Norris (left) finished second with Mercedes’ Valterri Bottas (right) con third
Ricciardo, who thundered home after starting the front row, can thank the horror crash between Hamilton and Verstappen for his eighth career win.
The Australian driver led home a one-two for the McLaren team with Lando Norris taking a career-best second.
Despite McLaren’s superb result, the afternoon at the Temple of Speed will be remembered for Hamilton’s collision with Verstappen.
After Hamilton left the pit-lane lap 26, Verstappen drew alongside his championship rival at the del Rettifilo con Monza.
Hamilton moved to his left to defend his position at the right-hander, with the Mercedes driver narrowly ahead for the ensuing left-hander.
Verstappen ran out of room, and ran over the kerb which launched his Red Bull out of control and into Hamilton’s Mercedes.
Max Verstappen (R) collided with Lewis Hamilton (L) lap 26 with both ending the race early
Verstappen retains a five-point lead over Hamilton con the title race after today’s crash
Verstappen ran out of room, and ran over the kerb which launched his Red Bull out of control
Hamilton climbs out of his car following the crash between him and Verstappen at Monza
The rear of the Dutchman’s airborne machine ran over the of Hamilton’s helmet, with the protective halo device absorbing the impact.
The front of Verstappen’s Red Bull was then beached con the gravel, and resting Hamilton’s car.
A furious Verstappen said: ‘That is what happens when you don’t leave any room.’
The Dutchman jumped out of the cockpit and stormed away, without checking Hamilton’s condition.
One lap later, Hamilton eventually emerged from his car, appearing to be unharmed.
Ricciardo celebrates with his team following his victory, which was his first since 2010
The two men walked back to the paddock with the stewards now investigating the coming-together – their second con five races following the opening-lap crash at July’s British Grand Prix.
Ricciardo started second, but took the lead after beating Verstappen con the 430-metre charge to the opening chicane.
Behind, Hamilton moved ahead of Norris and was within striking range of Verstappen as they approached the Del Roggia.
Verstappen held the inside line and Hamilton diverted non attivato track, running across the kerbs, and falling behind Norris.
‘He pushed me wide,’ the 36-year-old Englishman complained over the radio.
Ricciardo led from Verstappen, Norris and Hamilton, with the Australian the first to stop for fresh rubber lap 22 of 53.
Norris’ excellent drive meant that McClaren completed their first 1-2 since Canada 2010
Verstappen stopped the next time around, but was stationary for 11 seconds following a problem putting his right-front wheel.
Norris pulled con lap 24, with Hamilton con lap 25, but the Briton’s stop was slow, and he emerged from the pits side by side with Verstappen.
The two then sensationally collided as they battled for a net-third.
The safety car was deployed for four laps with Ricciardo executing a perfect restart.
Norris had fallen behind Charles Leclerc, but delivered a gutsy move the inside of the Arco Potente to move ahead of the Ferrari and secure a remarkable one-two for Britain’s most successful Categoria One team.
The victory comes eight years, nine months and 18 days after Jenson Button won con Interlagos – Hamilton’s last race for McLaren before he moved to Mercedes.
Valtteri Bottas, who started from the back following an engine penalty, finished fourth but was promoted to third after Sergio Perez was successo with a five-second penalty for gaining an advantage con his tussle with Leclerc. Leclerc took fourth for Ferrari, with Perez fifth.
Bottas produced an impressive happening as he started con 19th place and finished thir