Don't they call the intermediate the wet tyre and the wet the extreme wet? So they are speaking sense again basically..
So they've re-named the existing tyres to make things make sense?
If so, why not just say
that in the announcement?
"Reintroducing intermediate tyres" implies the return of something that was not already there, not a simple renaming of something that was already there, which is where the confusion comes from. If indeed that us what they've actually done.
I don't know if people are winding down for Christmas, but there hasn't been enough discussion in the F1 press (Autosport etc) of what these announcements actually
mean - they all just seem to have cut'n'pasted the press release and left it at that. For example, will the removal of rule 39.1 make things better or worse? What is the penalty for not using both types of tyre, and surely there was a rule that covered this already so why the need for a new one? etc