Dutch Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen won 2022 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
“I was very happy, of course, but it was a lot of hard work and years of preparation. I’m incredibly proud,” Verstappen said in a statement after being announced as the winner of the award.
“Since I was a little kid I dreamt of being on the top step and winning the championship. I said to my dad [former Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen], ‘We did it, this is what we worked for all these years and now we are here, the two of us, all the memories, all the years of traveling all over Europe, going for that one goal and we achieved it.”