Hamilton: “I will always think that my nemesis and my closest rival will always be Fernando, Just because of my history, when I started out. I see him as my Prost, if we were [Alain] Prost and [Aryton] Senna. If you were to say ‘choose a driver’ [that I would like to be] I would clearly choose Ayrton. And maybe I would put him as Prost.”
Hamilton: I’m Senna and Alonso is Prost, Formula One Blog
Hamilton: Alonso my nemesis, Prost to my Senna, crash.net
“Red Bull are not a manufacturer, they are a drinks company. It’s a drinks company versus McLaren/Ferrari history. I don’t know what their plan is. Our team is building to become a bigger manufacturer, like Ferrari, and I can only see our team being there for a ridiculous amount of time. It is a pure-bred racing team.” Guardian
‘Red Bull are just a drinks company,’ says revved-up Lewis Hamilton, The Guardian
I think he has matured a bit but also a lot of the perceived arrogance is just hyperbole from creative journalists looking to decontextualize and twist what he says.