Lewis Hamilton wins Sports Personality of the Year

Lewis Hamilton with the Sports Personality of the Year trophy at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow. Picture: PA
Lewis Hamilton with the Sports Personality of the Year trophy at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow. Picture: PA
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Lewis Hamilton edged out Rory McIlroy to claim the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Hamilton won his second Formula One world title last month after edging an often controversial battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg when he clinched the crown with victory at Abu Dhabi last month.

The 29-year-old had twice been runner-up for the prize and beat long-time favourite McIlroy, who won two majors in 2014, in the public vote.

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY WINNERS

Sports Personality of the Year - Lewis Hamilton

Young Sports Personality of the Year - Claudia Fragapane

Lifetime Achievement - Sir Chris Hoy

Overseas Sports Personality of the Year - Cristiano Ronaldo

Coach of the Year - Paul McGinley

Get Inspired Unsung Hero - Jill Stidever

Helen Rollason award - Invictus Games competitors

Team of the Year - England women’s rugby union team