Day: May 13, 2020

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari parting ways at end of F1 season

Sebastian Vettel may walk away from Ferrari having never delivered the Formula One title the proud Italian team so desperately wants.

The four-time world champion is leaving at the end of the year by mutual consent. But it remains uncertain if the season will start amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the first 10 races already postponed or canceled.

The 32-year-old German driver joined Ferrari in 2015 to replace Fernando Alonso, but was unable to add to his world titles at Red Bull from 2010-13.

Observers expected him to break Michael Schumacher’s record of seven F1 titles. Now that is within reach of world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has six.

Hamilton’s rise with Mercedes has been mirrored by Vettel’s gradual slide at Ferrari.

Of Vettel’s 53 career wins, 14 came with Ferrari, including only one last year.

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Porsche Infotainment Review | PCM impresses in its newest iteration

The infotainment system on a Porsche, especially a 911, is one of the last concerns we have. That big screen in the dash is hard to care about when there’s a lovely twin-turbocharged flat-six behind us and an open stretch of road ahead. But sports cars are multifaceted beasts these days, and anyways, why shouldn’t the 911 be as technologically capable as the Cayenne?

To that end, Porsche plants a 10.9-inch widescreen touch display in the dash. It’s integrated nicely, as Porsche hasn’t fallen victim to the tablet on the dash syndrome that so many others have adopted. Porsche calls its system “Porsche Communication Management,” or PCM for short. It’s not catchy like iDrive, Sync or Uconnect, but at least the name has been consistent over the years (and Porsche’s love of acronyms). This version