BBC Sport - Sports Personality of the Year: 1959 winner John Surtees
Surtees wins Sports Personality award
- From the section Sports Personality
In 1959, John Surtees was named Sportsview Personality of the Year after winning his second motorcycling world title.
He then switched disciplines to take the Formula 1 title with Ferrari in 1964 and is the only man to secure the World Championship on four wheels as well as two.
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.