BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award odds: Lewis Hamilton favourite ahead of Tyson Fury and Jordan Henderson

LEWIS HAMILTON is streets ahead of his closest competitors in the race for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've priced the seven-time F1 champion at 1/7 to scoop the coveted honour.


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Ronnie O'Sullivan, who landed his sixth snooker World Championship in August, is second in the betting at 7/1.

Next comes enigmatic boxer Tyson Fury at 10/1.

The heavyweight champion dominated Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC belt in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Champion Jockey Hollie Doyle has been priced at 20/1 after an extremely successful 2020.

She was named The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year and registered the first Group One triumph of her career.

Further back see some wild priced with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson at 66/1, England's leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson at 66/1 and Six-time WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea at 80s.

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020 odds – Betfair

  • Lewis Hamilton – 1/7
  • Ronnie O 'Sullivan – 7/1
  • Tyson Fury – 10/1
  • Hollie Doyle – 20/1
  • Jordan Henderson – 50/1
  • James Anderson – 66/1
  • Jonathan Rea – 80/1
  • Fallon Sherrock – 200/1
  • Judd Trump – 200/1
  • Tao Geoghegan Hart – 200/1
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But the bookies really can't see past Hamilton for this year's SPOTY award.

The 35-year-old's win at the Turkish Grand Prix secured his seventh championship.

He's now won in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 – equalling the great Michael Schumacher's record.

The official nominees are being released on Tuesday with Hamilton and Stuart Broad the first to be revealed.

There will, however, be no Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford on the shortlist.

The England forward has made an incredible contribution outside of football with his campaign to help combat child poverty in the UK.

The BBC have already announced that Rashford isn't in the running but will instead be recognised with a Panel Special Award at the ceremony.

Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: "There isn't long to go until one of the most glamorous nights in sport, the Sports Personality of the year awards, and there is a clear favourite.

"After a record breaking year, Lewis Hamilton is in pole position in the betting at 1/7 that he adds another trophy to his already bustling cabinet.

"According to the odds, it would be quite an upset if the Formula One world champion doesn't win, looking at who could overtake him on the line, snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan is 7/1, while boxing's heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury is 10/1."

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