Christian Horner reveals how Daniel Ricciardo made him feel ‘queasy’ in Miami

Red Bull held a charity event last Thursday ahead of the 2023 Miami Grand Prix.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner might have opted to skip drinking champagne following the team’s fourth 1-2 of the season on Sunday, with the Briton having felt “queasy” ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez finished first and second once again on Sunday at the Miami International Autodrome, meaning Red Bull had plenty of fizz to go around.

Whether Horner enjoyed a glass of bubbly following the race remains an unknown, with development driver Daniel Ricciardo having shared that the team boss wasn’t feeling great on Friday.

At a Red Bull charity event last Thursday, somebody bid $15,000 to see Horner do a famous “shoey”, Ricciardo’s podium celebration where he drinks champagne from his sweaty race boot.

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“I saw Christian at breakfast,” Ricciardo said on Friday, as reported by

“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 completed the famous celebration alongside Horner at the charity event, with it certainly having been a while since the 33-year-old has had the opportunity to drink from his boot.

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Whether Ricciardo will ever do a “shoey” on an F1 podium again remains to be seen, with the Australian currently enjoying his year away from racing.

The fan favourite has enjoyed having the time to ask himself lots of difficult questions regarding his future; however, he does admit that “of course I want to be racing”.

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“It’s easy to say that in hindsight,” Ricciardo admitted.

“And 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.

“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 was like, 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?’”