I "know" that I don't "know" what what the qualifying would be like between them on the MP4-28 and 2013 tyres. and I can't see that anybody does "know" otherwise and never will.
I can see that Jenson appears to be "not totally happy" with the '27, or rather the car it has mutated into, and appears to be less suited to it.
Perhaps the '28 will be designed more with Jensons driving dynamics in mind and lessons learned from this year, and could be less suited to Lewis. So I don't see one can automatically assume that Lewis would have the same advantages he has had in the past. I am talking about a Button/Perez '28 and not what would have been a Hamilton/Button '28.
I was under the impression that any race car is designed to be as neutral in its handling characteristics as possible, rather than aiming to fit a drivers style. And the same goes for its development through out the year. It might turn out that the upgrades tip the balance of the car in one direction or another, but typically, the intent is to make the car as stable as possible for the track.
For a large part of the year, the development and setup strategy was pretty much under Jenson's direction. And this didn't exactly work out as planned, resulting in the lowest point at Canada where he was lapped by his team mate, who has the same car with the same major parts.
So I have to ask. Given that this years car was, if we are to believe Jenson's pre-season interviews, designed with a large part of the driver input coming from his side and as was the development program; what makes you or anybody else think that next year will be any different for him?
Are you not grasping at straws a little bit? Because I must be honest; it seems that way from where I'm sitting.