Proof that your right then, Your complaining of input lag in an online match, you saying your controls are not the same, therefore you must have some latency, Just accept it, you are not going to race like your in single player online, Its not rocket science.
Input lag is whole different thing and has nothing to do with our topic. Play Need for Speed Shift 2 and see yourself what input lag is.
You cant have latency in a client based thing.
And also sorry i dont believe conspiracy theories.