Let this photo collage be known as Duncraig Dan 2021, Chapter 14…
L’uomo Shoey, Bravissimo!
The moment Duncraig Dan won his first race since Monaco 2018, setting the fastest lap on the last lap, and McLaren won their first race since Jenson Button at Brazil in 2012, complete with Lando Norris bringing up their first 1-2 finish since Hamilton and Button at Canada in 2010:
The scenes from Crown Perth as Demons fans were still celebrating that Preliminary Final win from Friday:
Post race audio from the Sky F1/English speaking feed:
“AND FOR ANYONE WHO THOUGHT I LEFT, I NEVER LEFT, I JUST MOVED ASIDE FOR A WHILE.”
Lando and Daniel hugging it out after McLaren’s first 1-2 finish in 11 years
Il Shoey for Daniel
Il Shoey for Lando
McLaren CEO Zak Brown, representing the team on the podium, alongside Daniel and Lando:
I wonder where those shoes went….
Team Principal Andreas Seidl alongside Dan, Lando and Zak Brown:
The McLaren pit crew & drivers celebrating their first Grand Prix win after 8 years, 9 months, 18 days, 171 races, 3 different engine partners, and a Ron Dennis dismissal between celebrations of their 182nd and 183rd Grand Prix victories:
The Doctor getting involved from Aragon, celebrating a win for two of his biggest fans:
Still, I wonder what Daniel was happier about – Being back on the top step of the podium after 3 years, or knowing that he’s won his podium bet with Zak Brown, and he’ll be able to get behind the wheel of his idol Dale Earnhardt Sr’s 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the future.
Speaking of which, did Cyril Abiteboul ever get that tattoo after Daniel got those podiums for Renault?