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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November 2003, 18:24 GMT
Past winners: 1959-1962
 
John Surtees 1959 Winner
JOHN SURTEES
[Motor Racing]

The only man to have been world champion on two wheels as well as four, in 1959 Surtees celebrated his second world motorcycling championship. He then turned his back on bikes and went on to win the F1 title with Ferrari in 1964.
 OTHER AWARDS
 No other awards for this year
 
David Broome 1960 Winner
DAVID BROOME
[Show Jumping]

Broome's impressive show jumping career has spanned more than 40 years and it was his performance in the Rome Olympics in 1960 that won him a bronze medal and the viewers' vote.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Cooper Racing Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Herb Elliot
 
Stirling Moss 1961 Winner
STIRLING MOSS
[Motor Racing]

Universally acknowledged as the best racing driver never to win the world championship, he won 16 Grand Prix. In 1961 Moss finished second in the world championship despite a great win in the German Grand Prix.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Tottenham Hotspur
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Valerie Brumel
 
Anita Lonsbrough 1962 Winner
ANITA LONSBROUGH
[Swimming]

One of only 13 women to be voted Sports Personality of the Year, Lonsbrough was the first. Having swum to victory in the 200m breaststroke in the 1960 Olympic Games, she became the first swimmer to receive an MBE.
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM BRM Motor Racing Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Donald Jackson



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