Jenson Button - motor racing. Odds - evens. The favourite for this year's award, Button went from rags to riches to claim the Formula One title. At the start of the year he appeared washed-up after his team, Honda, withdrew from the sport. But racing guru Ross Brawn stepped in and Button won six of the first seven Grands Prix of the season and went on to claim the ultimate prize.
Tue 1 Dec, AT 09:10
Formula 1 world champion looks a well-supported favourite for Sports Personality of the Year
Tue 18 Aug, AT 08:57
But the 23-year-old heptathlete faces strong challenges from cricketer Andrew Flintoff, tennis player Andy Murray and F1 driver Jenson Button
15-year-old diver won gold at the World Championships in Rome
Wed 22 Jul, AT 10:08
The 15-year-old from Plymouth became Britain’s first ever gold-medallist at the Rome world championships