London, December 15 - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has been crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 award as he upstaged golfer Rory McIlroy and athlete Jo Pavey to second and third position respectively.
The Mercedes driver, who won his second Formula One title this season, garnered 209,920 of the 620,932 to claim the top prize as McIlroy and Pavey could only secure 123,745 and 99,913 votes respectively.
An elated Hamilton said that he wasn't expecting for it as he had anticipated McIlroy to claim the top prize. Thanking his supporters, he said that he was honoured to be among such great sporting talent, the BBC reported.
London, Nov 27 : Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is set to overtake former England football captain David Beckham as the richest ever British sportsman.
Hamilton would see his earnings smash through the 500 million pounds barrier after bagging his second Formula One championship title, which means the Briton would leave Beckham and wife Victoria's combined 210 million pounds fortune way behind.
Hamilton's second world championship, secured in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, means he would net a 100 million pounds, five-year contract with his team Mercedes, The Daily Star reported.
London, Nov 27 - Lewis Hamilton, who recently won the 2014 F1 Grand Prix, has said that it felt special when her girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger was present at the event and witnessed his glorious win .
The 29-year-old F1 ace told the Sun that it had not been easy as Scherzinger lived in LA, he lived in Monaco and he was travelling a lot for work.
He continued that having his singer gal-pal there at the weekend was special and it allowed people to see the depth of their relationship and the sheer joy they shared together.
Hamilton won his second World Championship in Abu Dhabi has been together for seven years. (ANI)
London, November 22 : British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has said that he feels like a kid at Christmas as has the best competitive package in terms of car and the team to take his second F1 World Championship since 2008 in the title showdown at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
According to Hamilton, his Mercedes is the best car he has ever driven on the track and feels like a kid at Christmas, who has with him the best competitive package. He further said that so far he has been doing the right steps and would continue to do the same thing on Sunday, the BBC reported.
London, Nov 10 - Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has admitted that it was no one's mistake but his own after his teammate Nico Rosberg ended the Briton's winning streak at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Hamilton fought back to close a seven-second margin after a spin at about one-third distance just as he appeared to be set to take the lead. But Rosberg did just enough to hold him off in a tense final part of the race.
Hamilton, who saw his lead in the title race reduced to 17 points with 50 available in the final race in Abu Dhabi, was quoted by The BBC as saying that ultimately the spin cost him the win.
London, Oct 31 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that it would suck if he lost the Formula One world championship as a result of the controversial final-race double points system this year.
Hamilton is 17 points clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg with three races to go, starting in the US this weekend, and has nine wins to the German's four. But, depending on results, he could win in Austin and Brazil and still lose the title if he retires in Abu Dhabi .
London, Oct 14 : Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is reportedly set to offer a new contract to Lewis Hamilton at the end of the year in a bid to keep the Brit at the team beyond 2015.
Hamilton's current three-year deal expires after next season, with recent speculations suggesting that Fernando Alonso is attempting to engineer his way into Mercedes as a replacement. Wolff, though, has made it clear that he has no intention of looking at any driver other than Hamilton as partner to Nico Rosberg for 2016 and beyond.
London, Oct 13 - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has dedicated his Russian Grand Prix victory to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, who is still in a critical condition with severe head injuries, after dominating the track to grab his ninth win of the year, fourth in a row, and extend his championship lead.
Hamilton, who equalled Nigel Mansell's record for most wins by a Briton -31, said that he had been thinking of the Frenchman ever since his crash in the Japanese Grand Prix a week ago. He said that it would be great to dedicate the win to Bianchi and his family.
London, Oct 12 - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is literally praying like crazy for Marussia driver Jules Bianchi, after the racer had a horrific accident in the Japanese Grand Prix last Sunday.
Hamilton said that for the last few days, he has not stopped thinking about Bianchi, after his accident in the Japanese Grand Prix. He added that it is sad that the Frenchman is in such a serious condition in hospital.
Hamilton said that he has literally just been praying like crazy for Bianchi, as he is aware a lot of people have and he is hoping for the best, The BBC reported.
London, Oct 11 - An emotional Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed about his first brush with death as a nine-year-old kart racer as fears continued to grow about the fate of Marussia racer Jules Bianchi following his horror smash in Japanese Grand Prix .
Hamilton has called it the hardest week of his life. Emotions in the paddock are still raw as the popular Frenchman remains in a Japanese intensive care unit, critical but stable with his family at his bedside.
London, Sep 21 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that his relationship with teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg is back to normal ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.
The Mercedes duo will resume their championship fight in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix, for which Hamilton is on pole by 0.007 seconds from Rosberg. The two collided in Belgium two races ago, for which the team blamed Rosberg.
Hamilton said that it seems to be nice and relaxed, adding that, of course, it was difficult after Spa but things look like they are back to normal, The BBC reported.
London, Aug 23 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is the latest celebrity to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger got drenched earlier on this week.
Following his first practice session in Belgium on Friday ahead of this weekend's Formula One race, the Brit got absolutely soaked whilst still wearing his racing gear.
In a 20-second video posted online, Hamilton could be seen emerging from his car and walking towards the camera without saying a word before three men drench him with large buckets of water, The Daily Express reported.
London, Aug 21 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has slammed Formula One's new rules as too easy and too slow and said that the sport should be more demanding for drivers.
Hamilton said that although the new hybrid rules are creating a better spectacle for fans he said that Formula One should be more demanding for drivers. He added that he is not a huge admirer of the direction Formula One is taking.
London, July 23 - British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has started talks with his current team Mercedes for a bumper new three-year deal which is speculated to be worth close to 70 million pounds.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff revealed that the two sides are already in discussion even though Hamilton's current contract, which began in 2013, still has 18 months to run.
Hockenheim, Germany: Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest lap in Friday afternoon`s second free practice session for this weekend`s German Grand Prix, the Briton outpacing Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg.
On a scorching hot day at the Hockenheim circuit, with air temperatures touching 34 degrees Celsius and the track temperature reaching 58 degrees, the Mercedes men were again in a class of their own as they continued their battle for this year`s drivers` world championship.
London, June 25 : Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton packed their bags for Venice and New York to celebrate their 6th anniversary.
The 29-year-old F1 champ, who had been with singer, 35, in an on/off relationship since 2007, took to Twitter to share their lovable vacation snaps in the Italian city and The Hamptons, writing "better late than never", the Mirror reported.
The racer also posted a collage of photos taken from their time in New York , and the pair, who had gotten back together this March post splitting up in July 2013, seemed really happy in the pictures.
Monaco, May 26 - Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tense fight for victory in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
The race, according to the BBC, started off as a slow-burner, but came alive in the closing laps with Ricciardo challenging Hamilton, and a series of dramatic incidents led to constant changes for the lower points positions.
Sydney, May 25 : Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton has reportedly indicated that he may take revenge on his teammate Nico Rosberg 'Senna-style' in the Monaco Grand Prix finale on Sunday.
This may be payback for the German's controversial pole-claiming performance in qualifying on Saturday, which came under considerable investigation before Rosberg was cleared of any wrongdoing in a move that clearly incensed the Briton.
Barcelona (Spain), May 12 - Lewis Hamilton took the world championship lead from Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after a closely fought victory in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton leads Rosberg by three points after his fourth win in a row, reports the BBC.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo ended up third and his team-mate Sebastian Vettel fourth.
Hamilton converted his pole position into a lead at the first corner and built a 2.6-second lead over Rosberg by lap 13.
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mar. 31 - Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg on Sunday.
The 2008 Formula One world champion easily pulled away from his rivals on a dry track with a three-stop strategy to win the race by 17.3 seconds, his 23rd career victory and first in Malaysia at the eighth attempt, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
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