by Adeola Robinson
F1 Star beat bookies favourite Rory Mcllroy to take home Sport’s most coveted prize
Lewis Hamilton ended 2014 on a high after taking home the coveted BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Hamilton took the award with a majority of 209, 920 from the 620, 932 votes cast at the BBC Awards show held in Glasgow on Sunday night, while Golf player Mcllroy had 123, 745, leaving athlete Jo Pavey in third place with 99, 913 votes.
Receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, with Prince Harry amongst them, the 29-year-old remained speechless for a few seconds and then said how he didn’t really know what to say after Sir Chris Hoy who had won the lifetime achievement award earlier in the evening had given such a great speech.
The F1 player had earlier taken this year’s Formula 1 Championship title in November (his second) after team-mate Nico Rosberg during a hotly contested season. Hamilton later took to his Twitter account to thank fans for their support as he flew back out to Los Angeles after the awards ceremony.