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 NewsAlonso and Vandoorne team up for Dubai 24 hours kart raceMattiacci: I am happy to have brought Vettel to FerrariVettel: Newey said no to me testing for Ferrari in Abu DhabiDennis: You can rebuild a marriage, making it stronger than beforeLauda: Nico will fight backKing Juan Carlos: Fernando told me he is going to join McLarenAbu Dhabi Grand Prix post-race quotesBianchi will be heavily disabled reveals StreiffUSA driver not essential for Haas F1 TeamLauda denies Hamilton interest in Ferrari drive The Pessimist R.I.P John.