Verstappen is next to the prestigious BBC Sports award

A week after his Formula 1 World Championship, Max Verstappen has lost the battle for a coveted prize. The Dutch Red Bull driver was nominated for the ‘World Sport Star’ award from the British broadcaster BBC. He had strong opponents but lost some surprising names.

Each year, the BBC calendar presents awards for the best sporting achievements of the year. In a gala comparable to the NOS Sports Gala in the Netherlands, athletes are put in the spotlight. In addition to a few awards for sports heroes from British soil, international stars can also add awards.

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So Verstappen was one of the contenders for the important sporting award. He was nominated here along with tennis great Novak Djokovic, boxing champion Saul Alvarez and sprint sensation Ellen Thompson-Hera.

However, none of these supersport stars were declared winners. Verstappen & Co lost to Irish jockey Rachel Blackmore. The name does not ring a bell in the Netherlands but is a big name in the UK as he has won an important horse race.


Verstappen’s Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton also did not win. The Mercedes driver was not even nominated for the main prize after his good season. Last year Hamilton was voted Sports Personality of the Year but this year he did not get a chance to renew that title. She was replaced by tennis star Emma Radukanu.

Verstappen has another chance to win a good sporting title. Limburger has been nominated for the title of Sportsman of the Year in his own country. He had already won the award in 2016 after his illustrious first year with Red Bull Racing.

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