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.
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