Why Is Sir Patrick Stewart Chugging from a Shoe?
This weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix, Sir Patrick Stewart lifted a pre-worn shoe to his mouth and drank champagne from its depths with about as much enthusiasm as you would expect from Sir Patrick Stewart. The shoe belonged to Australia's Daniel Ricciardo, who had just placed third in the race, driving a Red Bull-emblazoned Formula 1 car for a time of roughly one hour, 33 minutes, and 40 seconds, which means his foot had 93 minutes at least to build op a healthy sweat rind within that shoe. But traditions must be kept—Ricciardo made Gerard Butler drink from his shoe at last year's U.S. Grand Prix—and a knight is nothing without tradition. So Stewart, who was MC-ing the post-race interviews, chugged what is now called a "shoey," Australia's ABC reports. Afterward, Canadian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton asked Stewart, "You see how sweaty his feet are? There's a lot of toe-jam in that shoe." Champagne and foot stink: a delightful pairing.