It now looks a two-man contest to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2014, with Lewis Hamilton now 3/1 to claim the accolade in opposition to odds-on favourite Rory McIlroy after becoming Formula One world champion for a second time.
However, it is what may arise in 2015 that could have the bigger bearing on Hamilton’s future. Here are four things that Hamilton may be enjoying this time next year.
A hat-trick of world titles
Only nine drivers have ever won three or more drivers’ championships, with Hamilton chasing a spot on the rung of the ladder that already features Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet, Niki Lauda and Jackie Stewart.
It is 8/11 that Hamilton celebrates a third title in 2015.
Finishing ahead of Nico Rosberg again
Next season is already set to see some shifting within the Formula One driver ranks, particularly among the larger constructors.
Sebastian Vettel fancies a change of scenery with Ferrari, Red Bull are set to call up 20-year-old Daniil Kvyat from feeder constructor Toro Rosso to replace the four-time champion and Fernando Alonso is returning to McLaren for a second stint.
This suggests that Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will lock horns again as Mercedes teammates, with the Brit 4/7 to stamp his authority again by collecting more points than the German.
A knighthood at the New Year’s honours list
Andy Murray only got an OBE at the last honours ceremony, despite being the first home winner of Wimbledon since 1936.
Hamilton may be referred to as a Sir eventually, but 2015 looks slightly premature.
A wife and kids
Nicole Scherzinger has spoken previously of enjoying the thought of having little children running around with English accents and there has been much speculation about Hamilton proposing.
However, with Nicole’s music career going well, a wedding and children may be put on the backburner for a while. A baby has certainly slowed Beyonce’s career.