On a business/financial level I can understand why Porsche may have chosen to settle. On a personal level, it is incredibly wrong that someone who knowingly chose to put themselves in a specific, high risk circumstance could have anyone be rewarded or compensated, as a consequence of their choice.
It sure isn't right, or just. I do think this is a clear example of a huge disparity between the have's and the have not's. The average person would certainly never have been able to afford to any compensation.
That and the fact that this was a racing calibre car driven by a racing calibre driver on a closed course with a known risk factor. That car was made for a high level driver and would never be equipped with ESC. Hell... that's what differentiates these guys. So frivolous it's frustrating.
There are always two sides to a legal case. That's why juries exist - to determine the facts. You can't read news reports and expect to learn the facts. The trial judge's summary is usually the best available record available to us.