Triple world champion Niki Lauda was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Current Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda was presented with the award by Lewis Hamilton and actor Daniel Bruhl, who played the Austrian in the critically-acclaimed 2013 film Rush about the 1976 Formula One season. It was the year of Lauda's close fight with James Hunt and horrific crash at the German Grand Prix, which left him with severe burns
Lauda, who won the title in 1975, 1977 and 1984, said his award was a good reminder of the harder days he endured during his career.
Speaking at the ceremony, Lauda said: "Thank you very much for this award, I know it's very important. But I want to say one thing, I've seen a lot of people here winning and losing. So I'd like to dedicate this award to the losers."