Four F1 names nominated for Laureus

Four Formula 1 names have had their names shortlisted for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards. Current holder tennis ace Roger Federer is favourite to retain the title, however there will also be strong competition from Tiger Woods.

Fernando Alonso is also in the running, alongside recently retired Michael Schumacher. Alonso’s teammater Lewis Hamilton is up for the Breakthrough of the Year prize, and Renault are hoping to hang onto the team prize for a second year in a row.

The nominees for the prize are chosen by more than 120 journalists from well-known publications around the world along. 43 legendary sportspeople (such as former Formula One champion Emerson Fittipaldi) are the jury who pick the winners from the list of nominess. The awards are set to be given out and televised in April.