Duel of the giants.
It was a veritable duel of the giants, with Sebastian Vettel, one of the greatest racing drivers of all times, up against an impressive list of nominees. The competition, this time on stage and off the race track, included three-time sprint world champion Usain Bolt, long-distance runner Mo Farah, Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James, tennis ace Rafael Nadal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the end, it was Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel who took home the trophy in the category for 'Laureus World Sportsman of the Year'. The Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony is essentially the sporting equivalent of the Oscars. It took place this year in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur.