For the seventh consecutive year, Lewis Hamilton is in the running for a Laureus World Sports Award while the Briton’s championship winning team Mercedes is nominated for its seventh consecutive Laureus Team of the Year Award.
The recently knighted Sir Lewis, who won the prestigious trophy last year along with footballer Lionel Messi, will be up against some strong opposition with LA Lakers NBA legend Lebron James, tennis ace Rafael Nadal and Bayern Munich football star Robert Lewandowski completing the list of nominees.
As for Mercedes, which was granted the team award, the Brackley squad is contending with 2020 Superbowl winners Kansas City Chiefs and NBA champions LA Lakers and Champions League winners Bayern Munich all up for the accolade.
“It’s an honour to have been nominated for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year alongside some truly incredible athletes,” said Hamilton on the nomination.
“When I look back at the award ceremony last year, it’s hard to believe just how much has changed. 2020 was a difficult year for so many people, for many different reasons and of course the world of sport was hugely affected.
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“I was fortunate enough to be able to race and I’m so proud of what we, as a team, were able to achieve together.
“I’m even prouder of the journey we began towards making the motorsport industry more diverse and inclusive.
“Nelson Mandela was the inspiration behind Laureus and I’m sure he would support everything we can do to use sport to achieve a greater good.”
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