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Vettel and Red Bull up for Laureus awards

ESPN Staff
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Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull were both nominated for the same categories in both 2011 and 2012 © Getty Images
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Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing have both been nominated for a 2013 Laureus World Sports Award.

Following his third consecutive drivers' world championship Vettel is nominated in the category of World Sportsman of the Year alongside Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt, Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m gold medallist Mo Farah, Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, 22-time Olympic medallist Michael Phelps and Tour de France winner and Olympic Time Trial gold medallist Bradley Wiggins.

Red Bull has also won three consecutive constructors' championships to go with Vettel's successes and is nominated for the World Team of the Year award. The other candidates are the China Olympic Table Tennis Team, the European Ryder Cup Team, United States basketball team Miami Heat, Spain men's football team and the US men's basketball team.

Also nominated for an award is former Williams driver Alex Zanardi, who is named in the World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability category. Zanardi - who lost both his legs in an IndyCar crash at Lausitz in 2001 - won two gold medals and one silver on his first appearance at the Paralympic Games in hand cycling.