Hamilton misses out on second SPOTY award

Date published: December 15 2019

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Lewis Hamilton has missed out on a second BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, finishing second behind winner and England cricket hero Ben Stokes.

Hamilton was shortlisted for the award after clinching a sixth World Championship title in 2019 to make him the second most decorated Formula 1 champion of all time behind Michael Schumacher.

The Brit is a previous winner of the award having been presented with the trophy back in 2014 following his second World Championship success.

Prior to finishing second in 2019, Hamilton has been SPOTY runner-up on another three occasions in 2007, 2008 and 2018 respectively.

Hamilton is one of five Formula 1 drivers to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, alongside Sir Sterling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill.

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