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    NEWS: Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton Nominated For Laureus Awards Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motor...

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton have been nominated for accolades at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards

Following success in the 2017 Drivers' and Constructors' Championships, Mercedes and Lewis have both been nominated for Laureus Awards.

The Silver Arrows have been named as one of the six nominees for 'Team of the Year' for the fourth consecutive year.

Mercedes has tough competition in the category, though, going up against the French Davis Cup Tennis squad, Champions League winners Real Madrid, NBA Champions Golden State Warriors, Super Bowl victors New England Patriots and the New Zealand America's Cup team.

Last year, the award was won by the Chicago Cubs, and F1 teams have taken the trophy in the past - with Renault winning in 2006 and Brawn GP in 2010.

Meanwhile, reigning F1 champion Lewis has been recognised for his remarkable 2017 season and is up for the 'Sportsman of the Year' award - which was won last year by Usain Bolt.

He has been nominated by the world's media alongside football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, Mo Farah - who scored gold and silver medals at the last year's World Athletics Championship - and Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The inspirational Billy Monger has been nominated for 'Best Sporting Moment of the Year', after showcasing his incredible determination and attitude following a terrifying Formula 4 crash.

The 18-year-old lost both his lower legs in the accident, but returned to the wheel of a race car just 11 weeks later and spent the British Grand Prix with Mercedes after being invited by his hero Lewis Hamilton.

2018's Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony takes place in Monaco on 27 February, where the winners will be announced.

You can stay up to date with news on the awards on the Laureus Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram channels.

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