Button backs new Grand Prix

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Britain’s Jenson Button has become the latest driver to give his backing to next year’s Sochi Grand Prix.

Speaking at the annual Moscow City Racing event on Sunday, the 33 year old, who was world champion in 2009, was quick to praise the ever-expanding Formula One calendar and told journalists he was delighted that the sport would soon be heading to such an exciting new market.

The first race, which will be held in the Olympic Park, is widely expected to take place in fall 2014 to allow organisers to restructure the area after February’s Olympics.