Sebastian Vettel is being touted as a likely nominee for the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.
The six nominees for the world’s premier sports plaudit are not due to be officially confirmed until January, but the selection procedure is underway and media sources say F1’s new world champion is among those being voted for.
The nominees are selected by the Laureus Media Selection Panel, comprised of the world’s leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters.
The winner is then selected by the Laureus Academy, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time.
The winner will be announced in February during a televised awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
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