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Pirelli insists fans won't be confused by expanded compound range

For 2018, Pirelli has expanded its compound range to seven, and while all five previous compounds are softer than their 2017 counterparts, a new hypersoft has been introduced along with a superhard. Ignoring the fact than in 2017 the (then) hardest compound never appeared again after Spain, many are not only wondering why the range has been expanded, but why the various names have been adopted, claiming that it will only confuse fans. Indeed, some insist the names alone will confuse, claiming that fans would have preferred a simpler grading system such as 1, 2, 3... or A, B, C..., or even hard, medium and soft for each event, while others remain convinced that more fan-friendly names such...
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