Sebastian Vettel has finally won the coveted Laureus world sportsman of the year award.
It was the Red Bull driver's fifth nomination since he began to dominate formula one with Red Bull several years ago.
But, according to an official Laureus statement issued after Wednesday's gala ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, only his 2013 triumph saw him "join motor racing legends Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost" in winning four titles, "but he did it more quickly than them".
"To be nominated for the award is a great honour for me and to win the award is truly very special," Vettel said after receiving the award in Malaysia.
"It is totally a very...
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