Well, I’m convinced that this was just another way for Bernie to keep F1 in the news.
However, despite being a racing lover and more akin to a traditionalist in that respect [i.e. no driver assists], I don’t mind this idea. My reasoning being is that I can’t really see how its different to a night race. That is a race, that will happen in the dark. An artificial wet race would be a race that is a wet race. It would just always be a wet race and slot into the calendar as such.
Turning the sprinklers on/off at random points goes too far, but having a race that is wet deliberately doesn’t make much difference to me. It’s a bit silly, as that means that it wouldn’t be dissimilar to a race in the dry, but fundamentally I don’t disagree with it.