Advanced Manufacturing and Motorsport

Our teams at Ridge have worked across six continents in this fast-moving, constantly evolving sector. We are at the forefront of design, management and delivery of facilities and infrastructure for automotive, advanced manufacturing and motorsport.

In 1991 a Ridge team delivered our first Formula 1 headquarters for Benneton. We have worked on many more since then and the teams we support have won 15 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championships. We are immensely proud of the part we play in their success.

Formula 1 has taken us on a fascinating and demanding journey. We have delivered world-class environments for industry-leading engineers to design, test, experience and manufacture next generation automotive, aeronautical, energy, materials and fuels. Our design ethos, delivery focus and multidiscipline approach means we have a natural affinity for this work. The difference between F1 teams winning and losing is dependent on their uncompromising environments which demand clarity of purpose and design efficiency.

Ridge specialist expertise is evident on many motor racing circuit developments and proposals across the globe. Our skilled and experienced consultants have been instrumental in providing feasibility studies and masterplans as well as delivering Project Management, Cost Management and many more expert services from Silverstone to Brasilia.

Wherever you are in the world, we look forward to collaborating on your advanced manufacturing and motorsport project.

“Our specialist Ridge consultants are honoured to work with the very best engineers, creating world-class advanced manufacturing and motorsport environments around the world,” Will Taylor, Associate, and Freddie Frithz, Team Manager.

Our expertise includes:

  • Engine, transmission, full powertrain test cells
  • Hybrid and electric test cells
  • Full vehicle test cells
  • Component
  • Brake testing
  • Shaker rigs
  • NVH testing
  • Semi or full anechoic chambers
  • KERS, battery testing
  • Driver simulators
  • Wind tunnels
  • CFD facilities
  • Composites, machine shops, paint facilities
  • Press shops
  • Metal casting facilities
  • Test tracks
  • Race circuits


Results of our work


I believe Ridge to be one of the best examples of Consulting Practice that I’d like to do business with. Almost the full ‘one-stop-shop’.
Ray Handy
Technical Design Lead, Laing O'Rourke