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SPOTY 2014 winner Lewis Hamilton [Picture: BBC / Keiron McCarron]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton overtook favourite Rory McIlroy to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014.

Lewis Hamilton at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Golfer Rory McIlroy is in pole position to win the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton currently second in the betting stakes.

Lewis Hamilton after winning the 2014 F1 World Drivers' Championship in Abu Dhabi [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Fast-finishing Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is closing the gap on favourite Rory McIlroy in the betting stakes ahead of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 on Sunday night.

Lewis Hamilton kisses his 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix trophy [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton’s odds on winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 have been slashed following his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix victory.

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – and the F1 World Championship – after Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg suffered mechanical problems in their title decider in the desert.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the world title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Lewis Hamilton is the 2014 Formula One world champion after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after qualifying for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton faces Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg in a straight fight for the world title today (Sunday) at the season-deciding 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track ahead of the 2014 Abu Dhabi [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton qualified second fastest for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit as Nico Rosberg stole pole position ahead of Sunday’s title showdown.

Lewis Hamilton on track ahead of the 2014 Abu Dhabi [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit today (Saturday).

Lewis Hamilton on track ahead of the 2014 Abu Dhabi [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton topped the practice timesheets at the Yas Marina Circuit ahead of the season-deciding 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on the podium after finishing second in the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton heads into the final race of the season – the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – confident of winning his second world title.

Lewis Hamilton on the podium after finishing second in the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton finished second in a thrilling 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos as Mercedes completed yet another podium one-two.

Lewis Hamilton on track at Interlagos ahead of the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will start on the front row of the Interlagos grid after qualifying second fastest for the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton racing around the Interlagos circuit in 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix practice [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo today (Saturday).

Lewis Hamilton on track at Interlagos ahead of the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton was slower than Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg in the first two practice sessions ahead of the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit.

Lewis Hamilton lifts his trophy for winning the 2014 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Record-breaking Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton heads to the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix with a second world title within sight following five successive victories.

Lewis Hamilton takes the chequered flag to win the 2014 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the 2014 United States Grand Prix in Austin.

Lewis Hamilton on his way to second place in qualifying for the 2014 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will line-up on the front row for the 2014 United States Grand Prix after Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg powered to pole position in Austin.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the 2012 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas [Picture: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes]

Formula One world championship leader Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position in qualifying for the 2014 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, today (Saturday).

Lewis Hamilton driving around the Circuit of the Americas in qualifying for the 2013 United States Grand Prix in Austin [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton returns to the track this weekend for the 2014 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Russian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton comfortably won the 2014 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi to extend his world championship lead over Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton driving around the Sochi circuit ahead of the 2014 Russian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton claimed the inaugural pole position at Sochi in qualifying for the 2014 Russian Grand Prix.

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton on track in Sochi ahead of the 2014 Russian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi today (Saturday).

Lewis Hamilton driving around the Sochi circuit ahead of the 2014 Russian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets on the first day of practice ahead of the inaugural 2014 Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.

Nigel Mansell interviews Lewis Hamilton on the podium after the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton heads into the 2014 Russian Grand Prix weekend looking to make it four race wins in a row.

Lewis Hamilton on track ahead of the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix at a rain-hit Suzuka.

Lewis Hamilton qualified second for the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will start the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix from the front row at Suzuka, with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg on pole position.

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice at Suzuka ahead of the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton battles for pole position at Suzuka on Saturday in qualifying for the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.

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