Lewis Hamilton bags BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award

London: Seven time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton capped another successful year by claiming the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award.

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The 35 year old driver, who last month equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 titles, overcame Jordan Henderson and Hollie Doyle to win the British broadcaster’s prestigious prize in a public vote on Sunday.

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Hamilton has been a vocal advocate in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and said he now has ‘something different’ driving him.

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The other three members of the six-person shortlist were boxer Tyson Fury, snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan, and cricketer Stuart Broad.

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