Lewis Hamilton named as the first nominee for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award after winning his seventh F1 world title and equalling legendary Michael Schumacher’s tally
- BBC are revealing the 2020 Sports Personality of the Year nominees on Tuesday
- Lewis Hamilton was the first after winning his seventh world title this season
- Hamilton has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend’s race
- The 35-year-old also overtook Michael Schumacher’s haul of 91 Grand Prix wins
Hamilton also equalled the legendary Michael Schumacher’s tally with another title, which was also his fourth consecutive drivers’ championship.
The 35-year-old, who tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and will miss this weekend’s second Bahrain Grand Prix, also overtook Schumacher’s haul of 91 Grand Prix wins.
It was widely anticipated Hamilton would be among the six contenders for the main award and that was confirmed by ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks on BBC Breakfast.
The other five hopefuls will be revealed throughout Tuesday by the BBC ahead of a show which will take place at Media City in Salford on December 20.
More to follow.
Lewis Hamilton is the first nominee for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award
Hamilton drew level with Michael Schumacher with his seventh world title in Turkey this month
The 35-year-old tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and will miss this weekend’s race
Hamilton was confirmed as a nominee by ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks on BBC Breakfast