Hamilton voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Lewis Hamilton, 35, beat off competition from Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and jockey Hollie Doyle.

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the F1 Grand Prix of Tuscany at the Mugello circuit in Scarperia on September 13.   -  AP

Lewis Hamilton was named 'BBC Sports Personality of the Year' on Sunday, rounding off a remarkable year in which he became Formula One world champion for a record-equaling seventh time.

Hamilton, 35, beat off competition from Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and jockey Hollie Doyle, who finished second and third respectively, to collect British sport's premier annual award for a second time after winning it in 2014.

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Hamilton won his fourth consecutive world title this year to match Michael Schumacher's record of seven crowns.

Premier League champion Liverpool was named Team of the Year and its manager Jurgen Klopp won 'Coach of the Year'. Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford won the 'Expert Special Panel Award' for his school meal campaign.

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