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 NewsBianchi will be heavily disabled reveals StreiffUSA driver not essential for Haas F1 TeamLauda denies Hamilton interest in Ferrari driveWolff: One is going to win and one is going to loseInterlagos Day 1: Team and driver quotesHamilton: Ayrton Senna will always be my main manSymonds says Alonso would not be right for WilliamsBerger denies talks with McLaren and FerrariHamilton to ditch Fuller and handle own affairsAndretti advises Vettel to take Newey to Ferrari The Pessimist R.I.P John.