Button bids sad farewell to his father at funeral 23 January, 2014 Jenson Button has bid a sad farewell to his father John at a funeral in Monaco. The McLaren driver was famously close to his dad, who died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 70 just over a week ago. Daily Mail newspaper photographed Button, 34, talking at the picturesque Saint Devote church with his first Formula 1 boss, Sir Frank Williams. Monaco’s Prince Albert also attended the funeral. “He was such a big part of my life, I’m going to miss him so, so much,” Briton Button told his almost 1.7 million Twitter followers last week. “I love you Papa Smurf, you’ll forever be in my heart.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsLopez: We opened the door to FernandoWolff: Prost gave very precise advice on handling Lewis and NicoMontezemolo: I’m sorry about Alonso, but Vettel is correct choiceAlonso return to McLaren met with mixed reactionsVerstappen too young for F1 says TodtTost: Talented fighter Kvyat can become top F1 driverEcclestone: Vettel’s acting like a defeated guyLauda: I prayed for Hamilton’s McLaren to breakMcLaren board meet this week to decide 2015 driversMercedes celebrate Formula 1 success with 50,000 spectators The Pessimist R.I.P John.