Verstappen Earns Nomination for 2023 BBC World Sport Star Award

Max Verstappen has been nominated for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year award, part of the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards, and will compete against Simone Biles, Aitana Bonmati, Novak Djokovic, Erling Haaland, and Siya Kolisi.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen has been nominated for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year award, which is part of the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
‣ The public, mainly based in the UK, can cast their votes for the global sportsman or woman of the year.
‣ Verstappen will compete against Simone Biles, Aitana Bonmati, Novak Djokovic, Erling Haaland, and Siya Kolisi for the award.
‣ Voting is open until Tuesday evening 12 December, and the award will be presented during a live broadcast on BBC One on Tuesday 19 December.


Max Verstappen is in the running for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year award. The public, primarily from the UK, has the chance to vote for their 2023 global sportsman or woman of the year. This is all part of the 2023 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Verstappen’s Second Nomination

This isn’t Verstappen’s first time being nominated. He was up for the award previously but didn’t clinch it. After the 2021 Formula 1 season, where he outpaced Lewis Hamilton for his first world title, he was pipped to the post by Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore. In 2022, Lionel Messi walked away with the sports award.

Stiff Competition

This year, Verstappen faces stiff competition. He’s up against American gymnast Simone Biles, Spanish footballer Aitana Bonmati, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, Norwegian footballer Erling Haaland, and South African rugby player Siya Kolisi. Quite the lineup, huh?

Voting and Award Presentation

The voting window is open until the evening of 12 December. Then, the award will be handed out during a live broadcast on BBC One on 19 December. So, mark your calendars!

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