The only way I could have seen this happening would be if Ferrari were after Perez to fill a 2013 vacancy if Ferrari grew tired of Massa at the end of this year but weren’t yet ready to take on ‘inexperienced’ (I quote LdM) Perez.
The only chance of this happening is if they have another candidate for 2014 and they need a driver only for 2013. At that point they could keep Massa, which is more likely, but it would be fantastic if Schumacher retired after racing for Ferrari, like he had done in 2006. He’d probably have better results than this year and, who knows, perhaps a fantastic victory. If they did sign him, it would be more because of the significance of the pairing rather than competitiveness. Massa at Sauber would be great as I fear he has not much time left at Ferrari and of all the other teams Sauber would be the best place for him to go.
Who would have thought Schumacher would even come back in the first place? Until Massa, Hulkenberg or di Resta is confirmed for 2013, anything is possible!
A move to Sauber on the other hand, in many ways would be more poetic than his return with Mercedes or a return to Ferrari, given he raced for Peter Sauber in sports cars immediately prior to Belgium ’91…