After championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo seized the opportunity and won last week's race. Ricciardo celebrated in his traditional style on the iconic Monza podium, drinking champagne from his shoe — and then getting teammate Lando Norris to do so too. It was McLaren’s first win in nearly nine years, since Jenson Button took the checkered flag in Brazil in 2012, and Ricciardo’s first win since Monaco in 2018. He finished 1.747 seconds ahead of Norris and 4.921 ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. Congratulations to Daniel Ricciardo, the self-styled “Honey Badger” of Formula 1!
“To lead literally from start to finish I don’t think any of us expected that. But there was something in me Friday, I knew something good was to come.” —