BBC Sport - Sports Personality: F1 driver Nigel Mansell wins in 1986

1986: F1 favourite Mansell's first win

In 1986, British racing driver Nigel Mansell was named Sports Personality of the Year.

In one of the tightest world championships in history, Mansell narrowly lost out to Alain Prost in the final race of the season.

However, he remains the most successful British Formula 1 driver of all-time in terms of race wins with 31 victories.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.