RED BULL chief Christian Horner drank champagne from Daniel Ricciardo’s boot at a charity event this week.
The pair entertained a crowd in Miami on Thursday to raise money for Red Bull’s Wings for Life charity.
And one spectator bid £12,000 to see Horner do a ‘shoey’ – where one drinks alcohol out of a shoe.
Horner used one of Ricciardo’s boots to gulp down champagne – but the Red Bull reserve driver thinks his boss got off lightly.
Ricciardo told The Telegraph: “I saw Christian at breakfast. He mentioned he was feeling a bit queasy. To be honest, he got away lightly. Those boots were box fresh.
“To be fair, Christian did do a real one in Malaysia once, which, I will put my hand up, is probably the sweatiest race I’ve ever done. So he got the full experience that time!”
Ricciardo has taken a backseat from racing F1 this season after a difficult campaign last time out for McLaren.
He has revealed why he decided to take a year out and is confident the spell on the sidelines could serve him well in the long run.
The Australian, 33, added: “I don’t want it to sound like I’m lacking ambition. Like, of course I want to be racing. That’s a given.
“But I do feel happy with the decision to take this year off and not pursue a [race] seat for the sake of it.
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“I needed to switch off a little bit. Some people might be like ‘Oh, that’s that’s a weakness. If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen’.
“But I’m happy to just put all those things – my ego, my pride – aside and just look at myself in the mirror and be like, ‘What do I need in 2023 to kind of get myself back a little bit? To put myself in a happier place? To give myself the best chance of success in the long term?'”