Lewis Hamilton on six-man shortlist for world sport award
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has been nominated for the title of Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
Hamilton, 31, is in the running for the award, along with Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Jordan Spieth and basketball player Stephen Curry.
There are six British nominations for the awards, voted for by sports media.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, the GB Davis Cup team, swimmer Adam Peaty, mountain cyclist Rachel Atherton and boxer Tyson Fury are also short-listed.
The winners will be announced at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin on 18 April:
Sportsman of the Year Award
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) athletics, Stephen Curry (US) basketball, Novak Djokovic (Serbia) tennis, Lewis Hamilton (GB) motor racing, Lionel Messi (Argentina) football, Jordan Spieth (US) golf.
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) athletics, Anna Fenninger (Austria) skiing, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) athletics, Katie Ledecky (US) swimming, Carli Lloyd (US) football, Serena Williams (US) tennis.
Team of the Year Award
All Blacks (New Zealand) rugby, FC Barcelona (Spain) football, Golden State Warriors (US) basketball, Great Britain Davis Cup Team (tennis), Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany), US Women's Football Team.
Breakthrough of the Year Award
Chile Men's Football Team, Jason Day (Australia) golf, Tyson Fury (UK) boxing, Adam Peaty (UK) swimming, Jordan Spieth (US) golf, Max Verstappen (Netherlands) motor racing.
Comeback of the Year Award
Dan Carter (New Zealand) rugby, Jessica Ennis-Hill (UK) athletics, Mick Fanning (Australia) surfing, Michael Phelps (US) swimming, David Rudisha (Kenya) athletics, Lindsey Vonn (US) skiing.
Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award
Marie Bochet (France) skiing, Liu Cuiqing (China) athletics, Daniel Dias (Brazil) swimming, Omara Durand (Cuba) athletics, Pieter Du Preez (South Africa) athletics, cycling, Leung Yuk Wing (China Hong Kong) boccia.
Action Sportsperson of the Year Award
Rachel Atherton (UK) mountain biking, Bob Burnquist (Brazil) skateboard, Adriano de Souza (Brazil) surfing, Mick Fanning (Australia) surfing, Jan Frodeno (Germany) ironman triathlon, Chloe Kim (US) snowboarding.