Lewis Hamilton has won the inaugural Laureus Athlete Advocate Award, winning the category at the 2021 awards.
Hamilton and Mercedes have won numerous awards at the Laureus prizegiving ceremonies in recent years, including Sportsman and Team of the Year accolades.
For this year, Hamilton has been commended for his advocacy push off-track, with the reigning Champion choosing to use his voice and profile to shine the spotlight on issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement.
"Thank you to the Laureus World Sports Academy for presenting me with this incredible award," Hamilton said.
"This past year has been incredibly difficult for so many. But it has also been heartening to see the power of our collective voices sparked new conversations and changed the impact of each and every one of you who have stood up is so inspiring.
"So I want to thank you, please keep fighting and keep shining the light.
"The global rising to address the long standing issue of systemic racism and inequality in our society has been monumental. But we must continue to fight. We must all see ourselves as responsible for making positive change in our world and hold ourselves accountable so that the promises of last year turn into action.
"I truly believe that together we will get there. And so I stand with you as we push forwards and sending you all love and positivity."