Vettel, Red Bull nominated for Laureus awards

By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Red Bull/Getty Images

Red Bull/Getty Images

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel has been nominated for the 2014 Laureus World Sportman of the year award.

The award is handed out annually to an outstanding sportsman from the previous year.

Vettel is up against athletes Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, as well as Basketball star LeBron James, tennis world number one Rafael Nadal and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.

The awards, introduced in 2000, have twice been won by Michael Schumacher, in 2002 and 2004.

The team with which Vettel races, Red Bull, has also been nominated in the 2014 awards.

The Milton Keynes based team are up for the World Team of the year.

Red Bull will face competition from the All Blacks, Bayern Munich, Brazil's men's football team, Bob & Mike Bryan and Miami Heat.

The awards will be held in Kuala Lumpur on March 26.

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On this day
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  • Ayrton Senna won the 1988 Belgian Grand Prix.
  • Damon Hill won the 1994 Belgian Grand Prix.
  • Niki Lauda won the 1977 Dutch Grand Prix.
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