Move Over ‘Shoey’, Hamilton Gave F1 The ‘Shirtey’

For the first time in my long-ish Formula 1 viewing, commentating and writing career, I saw a driver strip his shirt on the podium to celebrate a win. I guess, after you’ve won as many races as Lewis Hamilton has, you probably get bored of the standard routine and try something new. After years of being subject to Daniel Ricciardo’s ‘shoey‘, Formula 1 now has Hamilton’s ‘shirtey‘ to celebrate with (or bear with – your choice, totally). As for me, I would stick to the shoey!

But will the FIA ban Hamilton’s football-styled celebrations? We discuss this and more in this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast. And of course, we had earlier asked if the FIA would ban the shoey, we are glad they didn’t. But given Ricciardo’s move to Renault, it might be some time before we see the shoey on the podium. As for the shirtey, what are your thoughts?

Here’s what is in store for you in this week’s episode: 

0:00-3:00: Did ALO take a legion of fans away from Formula 1 like MSC did?

3:00-6:00: Will ALO let us miss him in Formula 1? How soon before ALO is back – 2020, 2021 or 2022?

6:00-9:00: History tells us why VAN can be a Formula E champion and can we get started with Mclaren-One Plus jokes already?

9:00-12:00: We offer Force India creative ways to announce their signing of Lance Stroll

12:00-15:00: Did Ferrari back the wrong driver in 2018? What if KUB still has it in him? 

15:00-18:00: Mercedes win the Esports Championship too. They are the chosen ones this year. Forget a shoey, HAM did a shirt-y!

18:00-21:00: PER has been Force India’s saviour in every way this year. Red Bull’s discarded drivers coming to to the team’s rescue. But do they really have a future in Formula 1? 

21:00-25:00: RIC’s Mercedes promotion. No one saw it coming! Mithila’s ‘What Wolff Said This Week’ section. 

25:00: Moments in Time with Lucien and the end! 

Kunal Shah is an FIA-accredited Formula 1 journalist who has been reporting on Formula 1 for nearly two decades. He worked with the Force India Formula 1 Team for 6 seasons in Marketing, Sponsorship and Commercial roles. As a former single-seater racer, he was responsible for Force India's grassroots talent program, One from a Billion Hunt. Presently, he co-writes a regular Formula 1 column for Firstpost, speaks on Inside Line F1 Podcast & Pits to Podium and produces broadcast/OTT content for NENT Group (Viasport & Viaplay).

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