Abandoned F1 car restored back to its former glory

  • A car enthusiast found nine abandoned F1 cars
  • And you can watch him making this one fit for the road again
  • From a good clean, to a rebuild and a new engine – it’s so satisfying to watch

Published on Jan 25, 2024 at 4:53 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jan 26, 2024 at 1:48 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

Abandoned F1 car restored back to its former glory

A car enthusiast and content creator has breathed life back into an abandoned F1 car.

And the transformation is virtually car ASMR – it’s so satisfying to watch.


Frédéric Laneshoa found nine abandoned F1 cars and we get to see how they get the decaying cars back on the road.

Not unlike this Audi R8 left abandoned and rotting for five years that got a heroic restoration.

From a power wash, to a complete rebuild and a brand new 600hp twin-turbo V8 engine – this car never looked so good.

The replicas of the real thing used for movies look as good as they did 30 years ago, when Fred’s tearing down the freeway to grabbing a bite to eat.

# Tags - Cars, F1


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.