Become part of the Laureus World Sports Awards Family. Vote for your personal "Best Sporting Moment" that touched your heart the most in 2017.
From August to December, always starting on the first of the month, sports fans from all over the world can vote for their favorite from the six nominated video clips. The five winners will compete against each other in another public poll, and the champion will be announced at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2018. In the month of August the six-year-old Ferrari fan Thomas Danel from Amiens, France, won the contest with his video.
For example, the moment when tears turn to joy: After the steering column of his Ferrari broke during a collision in the very first turn, Formula 1 driver Kimi Räikkönen was forced to retire from the race. When he climbed out of his race car, the TV images captured a crying boy who was devastated in the stands. Thomas Danel from the French town of Amiens, a six-year-old Ferrari fan who actually owns a cat named "Schumi“ was inconsolable over his idol's early retirement from the race. He and his family were spontaneously invited to the paddock, where his tears soon turned into a big smile when he met "Iceman" Räikkönen, who gave him a Ferrari cap.
The Laureus Sport for Good social projects impart precisely these values of fairness, team spirit and tolerance to young people. Even in this competition it is, after all, not about winning but first and foremost about fairness and sporting spirit.