WATCH: Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri recreate iconic shoey celebration in Silverstone

The 2024 Formula 1 season has been a rollercoaster of emotions for the McLaren team, showcasing remarkable consistency and performance improvements

Shubham Shekhar
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The 2024 Formula 1 season has been a rollercoaster of emotions for the McLaren team, showcasing remarkable consistency and performance improvements. This upward trajectory was epitomized by the recent British Grand Prix, where Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri celebrated their achievements in a uniquely Australian way, performing the iconic "shoey".

Lando Norris, fresh off his Miami Grand Prix victory, continued to display his driving prowess at Silverstone. Starting from the second row, Norris engaged in a thrilling battle with Max Verstappen, eventually finishing in a commendable P3.

His teammate, Oscar Piastri also delivered an impressive performance, securing a P4 finish. The home crowd was ecstatic, cheering their local hero, Norris, and the rising star, Piastri, as they celebrated their success. In a nod to Australian tradition, popularized in F1 by Daniel Ricciardo, both drivers performed a shoey, drinking a beverage from their race-worn shoes.

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This gesture not only thrilled the spectators but also highlighted the camaraderie and shared joy within the McLaren team. The celebration was a testament to their hard work and determination throughout the season.

“I blame myself today”, says Lando Norris

McLaren's remarkable consistency in the 2024 season is noteworthy. The team has maintained a 100% lap completion rate, avoiding major chassis issues that have plagued other teams. Despite Mercedes' dominant performance at Silverstone, which prevented McLaren from securing a victory, the Woking-based team remains optimistic about their progress.

Norris' performance at the British Grand Prix was particularly impressive, given the challenging conditions. The race saw varying weather patterns, requiring strategic decisions on tyre compounds. Norris admitted to making some questionable choices, but his accountability and resilience shone through as he managed to secure a podium finish.

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"I’m not making the right decisions," Norris reflected. "At the same time, I blame myself today for not making some of the right decisions, but I hate it. I hate ending up in this position and ever having excuses for not doing a good enough job, but I’m still happy. I’m still going to enjoy it."

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