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Hamilton Won BBC Sports Award

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has just won BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, adding another honor to his glorious 2014 season.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is the main award of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, which takes place each December. The winner is judged by a public vote, to have achieved the most that year. And this year, the lucky dog is the two-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, who came out ahead of golf’s world number one Rory Mcllroy in the public vote, becoming the first motorsport winner of the award since Damon Hill’s 1996 triumph.

Lewis Hamilton said: “Firstly I really want to say a huge congratulations to all the champions, I'm so proud and honored to be amongst such great British sporting talent. I want to say a huge thank you to all the people who called in. I really wasn't expecting it – [McIlroy] was having such an amazing year.

“Tonight has been a huge reminder of how many great sportsmen we have here. I never thought I'd be standing up here. It's just a dream.

“Thank you to all the fans. I always feel we win and lose together because I feel your love when you come to all the races. I'm proud to carry the Union Jack and I hope I can continue to make you proud.”

And when the Briton gazed at the names of the past winners emblazoned on his trophy, he was close to tears.

“I was really not expecting this,” said Hamilton. “I never thought in a million years I would be up here standing with greats.

“Rory has just blown everybody away, so I’m just taken aback by it. I feel very privileged to be representing the country.”

The 29-year-old racer was twice nearly getting the award in 2007 and 2008, but finally losing out to boxer Joe Calzaghe and cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. And now his dream came true at last.

He said: “I came second twice, in 2007 and 2008, but just being there was humbling experience. Back then, I was much younger, so I perhaps I didn't appreciate it as much as I do now.”

Pre-season testing starts on February in Jerez, Spain, with the season starting in Melbourne, Australia on March 15. Therefore, after a Christmas break with his family, the Briton will return to the Mercedes team factory next month for the next season preparation. Wish him good luck!

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