Also if its so easy to handle this situation, why wasn’t there a crunch for tires until the rain actually fell? You don’t have to be an MG salesman to call every dealer in the US to buy up tires on Tuesday when it was still sunny. Wednesday at about 9am was when all of the un-prepared drivers and teams were scrambling.
Edit: We practiced all day Wednesday in the the dry. The crunch came at 9:00 am on THURSDAY!