Formula one current champion lewis Hamilton nominated for BBC award 2014 and compete with European Ryder Cup star Rory Mcllroy and Real Madrid player Gareth Bale for the BBC sports personality award of the year 2014 at the awards ceremony in Glasgow on December 14.
Andy Murray, who won Wimbledon, last year was voted the 2013 Sports Personality of the year.
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is an awards ceremony that takes place annually in December. Devised by Paul Fox in 1954, it originally consisted of just one, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. The trophy for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is a silver four-turret lens camera.
The trophy for the main award is a silver-plated four-turret lens camera. All of the BBC local regions hold their own independent award ceremonies, which take place before the main ceremony and are used to compile a shortlist for the BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award.
Hamilton won his second F1 world title in Abu Dhabi and is in the race of getting the prize. Bale, who helped Madrid win the Champions League last season in his first year and US PGA Championship winner McIlroy, a key member of the European team that retained the Ryder Cup against the United States, is also in the race of BBC award.
If McIlroy win BBC award then he will be the first golfer to win the award since Nick Faldo in 1989.
Athlete Jo Pavey, dressage star Charlotte Dujardin, boxer Carl Froch, visually impaired skier Kelly Gallagher, swimmer Adam Peaty, gymnast Max Whitlock and skeleton bob racer Lizzy Yarnold all are in the nominated top 10 list of BBC award.
Bookmakers have Northern Ireland’s McIlroy as the early front runner and William Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams said: “Even at this early stage it looks like a two horse race and Rory is already a couple of lengths ahead.”