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 NewsFranz Tosts gives his Toro Rosso half term reportVerstappen claims son Max is a hot topic in F1 paddockLauda: McLaren and Ferrari have sh*t carsMercedes furious over unacceptable Brembo failureMcLaren change stir up Hamilton and Alonso talkRossi one of many redundancies at CaterhamRamirez says Perez is too cocky for Formula 1Lauda slams Vettel for screaming like a childButton: Dad would have been a very happy manMattiacci: Raikkonen will return to being a great The Pessimist R.I.P John.