PATRICK Stewart has boldly gone where many would fear to tread - the bottom of Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo's shoe.

The 76-year-old actor took to the podium to perform the winner's interview after British driver Lewis Hamilton led home Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and Ricciardo, in a strong third spot, at the Canadian Grand Prix this morning.

Ricciardo, which has become tradition, celebrated his podium spot with a 'shoey' - skolling champagne from one of his driving shoes.

But surprisingly, and somewhat disgustingly, Stewart, joined in for a round.

"I'd love some, yeah," Stewart responded after Ricciardo asked if he wanted a swig. "Come on!"

And with one lung-bursting gulp, which surely would have made our former prime minister Bob Hawke proud, the 'Star Trek' actor emptied the vessel.

"Good man," Ricciardo said.

However, Stewart's actions left some in disbelief.

"That's something I couldn't do," Hamilton told Stewart. "You see how sweaty his feet are?

"There's a lot of toe-jam in that shoe."

"I don't care! I don't care," Stewart loudly exclaimed.

Bottoms up Captain Picard!


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