The Laureus World Sports Awards is an annual event which honours remarkable achievement in the world of sport. There are three Formula 1 nominations this year: Lewis Hamilton for Sportsman of the Year for securing his third World Championship, with 10 victories. Lewis won the Laureus World Breakthrough Award back in 2008.
The Mercedes AMG Petronas team has been nominated as Team of the Year, for winning 16 of the 19 races in 2015 and scoring 703 points, with nearest rivals Ferrari managing only 428.
The third nomination is for Max Verstappen as Laureus World Breakthrough Award for becoming the youngest ever F1 driver at 17 years 166 days and then finishing fourth in two races and 12th in the World Championship with 49 points.
The Awards will be hosted in Germany for the first time, the ceremony taking place in Berlin on April 18.
The awards were established in 1999 by founding patrons Daimler and Richemont and are supported by its global partners Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen. The first ceremony was held on May 25, 2000 in Monte Carlo.