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