What happens to decommissioned F1 engines?
What happens to Formula 1 engines that are in working conditions, but are no longer used in racing?
First of all they are dismantled and put to pieces. A careful analysis is performed to see the wear and tear that has occured. After this some of them are put back together for displays, but most of them are sent to the smelter to be melted and recycled. There are few directly reusable parts in these machines.