I think you totally mistaken, it is not about Hamilton being beaten. It is about how he could not backup his words with performance
It's all to do with perception, he seems to get away with it because what he's saying is perfectly normal, it sounds annoying to you because you dislike him, especially when he is sounding confident.
It's like "Welcome to 2009 baby" perfectly normal thing from a celebrating F1 driver who's just won a GP. To Lewis' fans, who are in a foul mood because he has just been soundly beaten, it sounds arrogant and mocking.
Edited by speng, 11 December 2012 - 17:07.