McCarthy, on the other hand, drove with the Andrea Moda team in the 1992 F1 season, although never actually started a race. He went on to have a successful racing career in other series, including racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times.
The British driver also portrayed The Stig in BBC's Top Gear for two series.
Hamilton 'shouldn't cry too much'
Now, the 62-year-old has had his say on Hamilton's early days in the sport, where he believes he was provided with all the support he could've hoped for by then-McLaren boss Ron Dennis.
"Because he had something that a lot of people would’ve dreamed of having. That was something like Ron Dennis, the head of McLaren, coming and believing in you.
“Now what Lewis did do is he repaid that belief at every single stage because Lewis is and was brilliant, that was it. So Lewis had the chance and he strangled that chance with every shred of his soul, so he repaid. But Lewis shouldn’t talk too much about lack of opportunities.”
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