Hamilton named Sports Personality of the Year

Lewis Hamilton was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year during Sunday's award ceremony in Glasgow, despite golfer Rory Mcllory heading into the public vote as favourite.

The 2014 Formula 1 World Champion narrowly missed out on the award in his rookie season in 2007 and his first championship winning season in 2008. He came runner-up both times.

"I am so speechless. I was really not expecting this. I'm so honoured to be among such amazing athletes."

Hamilton becomes the fifth racing driver to win the award alongside Damon Hill (1994, 1996), Nigel Mansell (1986, 1992), Stirling Moss (1961) and Sir Jackie Stewart (1973).

"I could not have done this without my amazing team, my family, my dad who once had four jobs to help me, my brother. I've been incredibly inspired by them," he continued.

"Thank you to all the fans. I always say we win and lose together because I feel your love. I feel so proud to carry the Union flag and hope I will continue to make you proud."