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Sir Patrick Stewart drinks champagne from a racing boot..

Sir Patrick Stewart gets involved in 'Shoey' tradition with Daniel Ricciardo

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Lewis Hamilton won his 56th Grand Prix on a dramatic day in Canada that saw him cut Sebastian Vettel's world championship lead to just 12 points.

Hamilton has always been fond of Canada, having won there six times in his last 10 races at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

We are in the midst of one of the most competitive seasons of Formula One in many a year, with each team desperately fighting for each point on offer knowing the difference a single point could make come the end of the season. 

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When Vettel and Hamilton qualified alongside each other on the grid, anticipation for a battle between the two top rivals reached unprecedented levels.

Unfortunately, that particular bout proved to be a bit of a damp squib after Vettel was forced into the pits after the first lap in need of a new front wing, having been clipped by Max Verstappen on the first corner.

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From then on in, it was Hamilton's to lose, and he never looked like giving up his grasp on top spot. He controlled the race and cruised home in front of teammate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in third.

Incredibly, Vettel, having found himself at the back of the pack, produced a scintillating display of driving, soaring through the field to finish in fourth and complete an incredible bit of damage control.

However, the real story of the day came not during the race, but on the podium celebrations that followed. 

Canadian F1 Grand Prix

Legendary actor Sir Patrick Stewart was conducting the post-race interviews when third place finisher Ricciardo called him over to partake in what is becoming somewhat of a tradition for the Australian.

Ricciardo removed his racing shoe, filled it with his celebratory champagne and handed it to Sir Pat who then proceeded to down the vintage in what is known as a 'shoey'.

Footage of the celebrations has, naturally, gone viral.

Stewart was a fantastic sport and has since tweeted about his antics on the day and he seems to have thoroughly enjoyed himself.

The fight for the world championship is beautifully set up going into the rest of the year and for the first time in years, it is truly anyone's game.

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