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F1i 21:05 15/02/2017
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Nico Rosberg with the Laureus Breakthrough the Year award.

Reigning F1 world champion Nico Rosberg collected another gleaming trophy last night in Monte-Carlo when he collected the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award.

The prize was granted to Rosberg for his outstanding achievement last season when he beat team mate Lewis Hamilton to the world title.

The German was up against some tough opponents like Olympians Almaz Ayana and Wayde van Niekerk, 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester City, the Icelandic football team, and Fiji’s Rugby Sevens squad.

Rosberg’s Mercedes team, which was also nominated for a third straight year for ‘Team of the Year’, was beaten at the checkered flag by the Chicago Cubs baseball team which ended a 108-year draught in the World Series.

In the video below, F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi was on hand to deliver the Laureus trophy to the celebrated driver.

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