Ricciardo drinks from boot after 2nd place

Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has celebrated his second place in the German Grand Prix by drinking champagne from his boot on the podium.

“That is two weeks in a row I’ve been on the podium and it is great to have the race back here in Germany,” Red Bull’s Ricciardo said after coming in behind Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on Sunday.

“This is the first double podium for us in over a year and it is awesome to close out the first part of the season like this.”

Ricciardo’s Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen was third, making it the first time the two drivers shared the podium.

Red Bull pushed past Ferrari into second place in the constructors’ standings.

Hamilton’s win increased his championship lead to 19 points over teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg, who came fourth on Sunday despite starting from pole.

Sebastian Vettel finished fifth ahead of Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton got off to a super start, moving past Rosberg, who also saw the two Red Bulls leave him behind.

Verstappen overtook Ricciardo from the outside as they raced into the first corner but Ricciardo later regained the second place to finish 6.9 seconds behind Hamilton, who covered the 67 laps on the 4.574km track in 1 hour, 30:44.200 minutes.

“We had two different strategies so I let him by,” Verstappen said. “I think we played well as a team.”

The Dutch teenager is the only driver to win a race this season apart from Hamilton and Rosberg and finished 13.4 seconds behind Hamilton.

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