Manufacturing, Motorsport, Research and Development

Ridge has experience in this sector spanning 6 continents, continuously learning in this fast moving and constantly evolving world.

Ridge is at the forefront of designing, managing and delivering facilities and infrastructure for automotive, research and development, manufacturing and motorsport. In 1991, Ridge delivered its first Formula 1 headquarters for the Benneton Formula 1 team. Since then Ridge has worked on many Formula 1 headquarters. The teams we work with have won a total of 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 environments in which world class engineers design, test, experience and manufacture next generation automotive, aeronautical, energy, materials and fuels. We have an affinity for this work. Our design ethos, delivery focus and multidiscipline approach has been forged by this uncompromising environment where quality, clarity of purpose and design efficiency is the difference between winning and losing.

Ridge specialist expertise has been deployed on many motor racing circuit developments and proposals across the globe. Our skilled and experienced professionals have worked across 6 continents, from Brasilia to Vladivostock, providing feasibility studies, masterplanning, project management, cost management and many more services in this highly competitive sector.


Our expertise include:

  • Formula 1 / automotive / aerospace / batteries / castings / electronics / specialists / testing / race circuits
  • Gigafactories
  • Total research & development facilities
  • Total production facilities
  • Headquarters
  • Distribution facilities
  • Laboratories / clean rooms
  • Design studios
  • Engine / transmission / full powertrain test cells
  • Hybrid / electric test cells
  • Full vehicle (dynamic & climatic) test cells
  • Component / brake testing / shaker rigs (4, 6 & 8 post)
  • NVH testing (component / full vehicle / climatic)
  • Semi / full anechoic chambers
  • KERS / battery testing
  • Driver simulators – static / dynamic
  • 40% / 60% / 100% 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