The team Mercedes AMG Petronas has been nominated for the third consecutive time the award for Laureus that was granted to best team of the season 2016. The German team was defeated by the selection of New Zealand Rugby and the German national team football and, on this occasion, will have rivals of a large entity.
Three football teams: the selection of Portugal (Champion of Europe), the Real Madrid (winner of the Champions League) and the selection of Brazil (Olympic Champion), in addition to Chicago Cubs (winners of the World Series of Baseball) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (deserving of the ring of the NBA) attempt to obtain such an honor.
For his part, the retired Nico Rosberg will be eligible for the award of breakthrough of the year next to Almaz Ayana (female athlete ethiopian middle distance and background in track), Wayde van Niekerk (male athlete of south africa specializing in short distances) and three teams: the Leicester City and selection icelandic football, as well as the combo of rugby, belonging to the Fiji.
The winners will be revealed on the 14th of February in the Principality of Monaco. The last part of the Formula which he received an award Laureus was Niki Lauda in the past year as recognition of his sports career.