F1 »

Hamilton up for BBC SPOTY defence

Lewis Hamilton is one of 12 sports stars up for the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award as he looks to become the first back-to-back winner.
Lewis Hamilton is in line to become the first person to win two consecutive BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards after being shortlisted for the prestigious accolade once again.

The three-time F1 world champion, who defeated golfer Rory McIlroy to win last year's SPOTY Award for the first time, is one of 12 sporting stars being recognised by the BBC this year for achievements over the course of the year.

After a dominant win in last year's ceremony, a second win for the Englishman would make him the first sportsperson to win two years in a row since the competition began in 1954.

However, he faces stiff opposition from a number of British sport stars that have tasted success in 2015, including athletics world champions Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford, footballer Lucy Bronze and tennis' Andy Murray, fresh from anchoring Great Britain to its first Davis Cup success since 1936.

Also up for the award is Tour de France winner Chris Froome, world swimming champion Adam Peaty, multiple cycling champion Lizzie Armistead, Max Whitlock, who won Great Britainn's first ever gymnastics gold this year, rugby's Kevin Sinfield and boxer Tyson Fury.

The Sports Personality of the Year award is determined by online and phone votes, which will take place on the night of the ceremony on 20th December.


Tagged as: Lewis Hamilton , Mercedes

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
25.10.2015- Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06  celebrates with the team the 2015 F1 Driver World Champion victory
Lewis Hamilton and The Stig
Start of the race - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 leads
Start of the race - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 leads
Start of the race - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 leads
Start of the race - Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 leads
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W08

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


ThePaddock1

December 01, 2015 10:39 AM

Ok so not being funny but its sports PERSONALITY of the year this seriously cant go to Lewis... Crashing a 1.4m pound car then getting caught looking texting on your phone the week after is no role model.. I used to be a huge huge Hamilton fan no I'm struggling to see his good points... The mans attitude and personality comes across so selfish its unreal his never been a team player and probably never will.. Winning two titles in a row by the team obviously playing with Rosbergs engine mode does not make Lewis worthy.. . Sorry but that's how it is

ThePaddock1

December 01, 2015 12:39 PM

Wtf its personality of the year corse its about personality!! And its funny how Rosberg is winning now the championship is over.. I reckon Merc have put both the engines on par now and look who's coming out on top.. Bernie said himself its better Lewis winning the championship than Rosberg. To me the team favoured Hamilton till the championship was over. Open your eyes mate...took me long enough... Btw I'm not a Hater just think Lewis is being a bit of a tw@ lately..



© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.