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Verstappen up for Laureus breakthrough accolade

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are nominated for prestigious Laureus World Sport Awards for their 2015 achievements in F1.
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG F1 team are to go up against the best of the sporting world at the 2016 Laureus World Sport Awards after being nominated for prizes at the prestigious aannual ceremony.

Hamilton has once again been nominated for World Sportsman of the Year after clinching his third F1 world title, the Englishman targeting his first success in the leading category having only previously won a breakthrough award for his 2007 F1 debut.

He faces tough opposition, however, from athletes Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, footballers Lionel Messi and Cristano Ronaldo, cyclists Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, basketball legend LeBron James, boxer Floyd Mayweather, golfer Jordan Spieth and 2015 winner Novak Djokovic.

After losing out to the German national football team in the 2015 ceremony, Mercedes AMG is in the running for Team of the Year again, up against Rugby World Cup winners New Zealand, the US Women's football team, the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Royals and Golden State Warriors, the Spanish men's basketball team and the British Davis Cup tennis squad.

Meanwhile, standout F1 rookie Verstappen has also been recognised for his eye-catching maiden season in F1, the Dutchman rivalled by the Chilean men's football team, golfers Jason Day and Brooke Henderson, swimmer Adam Peaty, jockey Michelle Payne and ten year-old Bahraini swimmer Alzain Tareq for the Breakthrough of the Year award.

Despite the stiff opposition, F1 has some strong pedigree in this category, with previous winners including Daniel Ricciardo, Jenson Button, Hamilton and Juan Pablo



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28.07.2017 - Free Practice 2, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.07.2017 - Free Practice 2, Helmut Marko (AUT), Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Advisor and Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13
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28.07.2017 - Free Practice 1, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13
28.07.2017 - Free Practice 1, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
28.07.2017 - Free Practice 1, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
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Rexxy

December 10, 2015 9:52 AM
Last Edited 12 days ago

"Hamilton has once again been nominated for World Sportsman of the Year "........LOL..how can a guy with Zero sportsmanship gets nomination for world sportsman... the only thing he should be nominated for is "queen soap opera" award

Maroc

December 10, 2015 11:06 PM

MAXimum all the way, MV the class of the field. Mercedes have built an engine that allows their drivers to cruise 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, in effect Hamilton only had to beat one driver in both 2014 and 2015 to win two titles. Now thats why they call it Formula One.



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