BBC Sport - Sports Personality: F1 driver Damon Hill wins 1994 BBC prize

F1 driver Hill gets fans' vote in 1994

In 1994, Formula One driver Damon Hill was named Sports Personality of the Year.

This season would be known as one of the most controversial to date, as Hill was pipped to the World Championship on the final day by Michael Schumacher.

Neither Hill or Schumacher finished the final race of the season in Australia due to a collision. It is heavily disputed as to whether there was any wrong-doing on Schumacher's part in the crash. It did however, result in Schumacher winning the title by a single point.

Hill's team chose not to protest against the title win as they were still dealing with the unexpected death of fellow driver, Ayrton Senna.

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.

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