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. Related NewsMarko: Verstappen will be immediately competitiveWolff: You cannot expect it to run super-smoothlyStewart: Alonso is a genius and most complete driverMarko: The older drivers need to step on the gasPiero Ferrari: I hope Alonso remains at MaranelloMontezemolo: Enzo Ferrari would be happyThe difference a year makes for Lotus and WilliamsFittipaldi dynasty continues with Pietro on path to F1Wolff: We owe it to everyone to let Nico and Lewis raceHorner: Vettel lost part of his feeling for the car The Pessimist R.I.P John.