As well as Verstappen, other previous F1 winners include Lewis Hamilton in 2020 (shared with Messi), Sebastian Vettel in 2014 and Michael Schumacher in 2002 and 2004.
Verstappen's all conquering Red Bull has been nominated meanwhile for the World Team of the Year award. The competition there will come from Champions League winners Real Madrid, England's soccer Lionesses, Messi's Argentina, Curry's Golden State Warriors and the France rugby union team.
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