Nico Rosberg and Mercedes were nominated for the prestigious sports award Laureus World Sport Awards.
Despite the fact that Rosberg has not won the title of sportsman of the year, he can still obtain no less prestigious award for the successes of last season.
It is worth noting that rivals Nico serious: Iceland national team on football, surprised everyone at the European championship on football of 2016, team Fiji Rugby, winning gold at the Olympics in Rio, football club, Leicester city, won the main tournament of England.
Moreover, he has to fight with the South African Wade van Ntercom, smashing the previous record set by Michael Johnson in the 400-meter race at the Olympics in Rio and Almaz Ayana, 14 seconds, beating 23-year-old record in the 10 km race.
Of course, rivals Mercedes no less severe: Brazil’s national team in football, the Chicago cubs won the world series in baseball, the Portuguese team football, won a triumph at Euro 2016, real (Madrid) and baseball team the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2014 and 2015 Mercedes had already been nominated for this award. In 2015 the Anglo-German team lost to the new Zealand Rugby team, and 2014 — the German national team on football.
As for the F1 teams, in the entire history only Brawn GP in 2009, and Renault in 2006, managed to become the winners.
Of the drivers in F1 last time could be the sportsman of the year Michael Schumacher in 2003. In 2015 in the category “Breakthrough of the year” was won by Daniel Riccardo, in addition to which trophy in this category went to Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2007) and Juan-Pablo Montoya (2002).
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