THE AR18 TEAM

The startup of Align Racing UiA

The Formula Student dream at the University in Agder started already in 2016 when two groups of students wanted to start something like this. One of the groups had good contact with the faculty, and the other had good contact with the students. Despite the interest, it would take a year before the two groups found each other’s and became one at the career day in 2017. The interest in a project like this was large. A startup group of 15-20 students from different studies was formed.

Formula Student is to operate an innovative car firm with a new prototype each year. Align thought of this as a core foundation of the organization. Because of this, it was also said from the beginning that this wasn’t only an engineer competition.

The vision of Align Racing was carefully planned with three main points. It is an arena with a focus on personal development, for practical expertise towards study and interests, and finally, for everyone to be able to apply, no matter their study.

A large recruitment progress was started with over 180 applicants. All leaders and other member positions were filled to the brim. Research on the different parts of the organization was already started the week after the career day.

The startup group was quick to start and were because of that able to get in contact with both ION Racing from UiS and Revolve from NTNU early on. Both were very positive to get another Norwegian team into the competition and gave a lot of priceless advice. ION Racing arranged a visit and brought three Align members with them to Silverstone in 2017

Align got in contact with Tekreal, short for the faculty of technology science, early on, and they were very willing to assist economically. The positivity of Tekreal towards the project and quite a few coincidences made it so that Align Racing got an office and workshop areas in the new MIL-building

April 26th, one year before Align Racing UiA rolled out the first formula car, there was held a kick-off arrangement. With high volume, a borrowed formula car from ION Racing UiS, and video-effects, the adventure was started.

If it weren’t for the positivity of Tekreal, and the push and willpower of the startup group, Align Racing UiA would never have been where it is today.

Andreas Wæhle

HORSEPOWER: 87

ACCELERATION: 75m in 5.26 sec

WEIGHT: 306KG

TORQUE: 55NM

ENGINE: KTM 690

THE BOARD

Silje Haddeland

Silje Haddeland

Management, HR, Events
Andreas Wæhle

Andreas Wæhle

Economics

MARKETING

The marketing departments main mission is to promote Align Racing UiA’s mission and vision outward. Our vision is to promote formula student and its unique student environment nationally. The department creates promotional content both through text and multimedia production such as film and photography, events, public relations, and is responsible for monitoring and managing social media accounts..

Andreas Fjetland

Andreas Fjetland

Marketing
Johannes Østevik

Johannes Østevik

Marketing
Kristoffer Skarsgård

Kristoffer Skarsgård

Marketing
Mikhail Grouzdev

Mikhail Grouzdev

Marketing
Nora Rogne

Nora Rogne

Marketing
Sander Landmark

Sander Landmark

Marketing
Stian Rognhaugen

Stian Rognhaugen

Marketing
Tommie Strøm

Tommie Strøm

Marketing

FINANCIAL

Our economics department handles all financial transactions, overseeing accounting, budgets, and orders, as well as acquiring and maintaining sponsor relationships. In addition, this department contributes largely to completing the Business Logic Case for the Formula Student competition.

Amalie Rovik

Amalie Rovik

Economics
Andreas Wæhle

Andreas Wæhle

Economics
Jonatan Vestly

Jonatan Vestly

Economics
Krzysztof Grub

Krzysztof Grub

Economics
Ramin Esmaeli

Ramin Esmaeli

Economics
Stian Westbye

Stian Westbye

Economics
Tiril Irene Drange

Tiril Irene Drange

Economics

HUMAN RESOURCE

The Human Resources department works on facilitating a positive and healthy work environment, making sure that the team, both as individuals and as a group, is taken care of in all areas of the process. Human Resources also create teambuilding events and social activities such as, social gatherings, trips, quizzes etc. This department is the glue that holds the team together, inspiring the team to create and maintain a good business culture!

Marie Tokheim

Marie Tokheim

HR
Amalie Røvik

Amalie Røvik

Mentor

SUSPENSION

The suspension team works with everything that has to do with the wheels on the car. This includes the braking system, wishbones and other components. In addition, they work on steering and wheel function to make sure all parts work smoothly for optimal race performance.

Andreas Auen

Andreas Auen

Suspension
Kenneth Thorbjørnsen

Kenneth Thorbjørnsen

Suspension
Magnus Ekløff

Magnus Ekløff

Suspension, Aerodynamics
Ole Hetland

Ole Hetland

Suspension
Simon Nylund

Simon Nylund

Suspension
Sindre Bokneberg

Sindre Bokneberg

Suspension
Stian Arnesen

Stian Arnesen

Suspension
Thomas Leirfall

Thomas Leirfall

Suspension
Tonje Bakke

Tonje Bakke

Suspension
Øyvind Eikså

Øyvind Eikså

Suspension
Ådne Libjå

Ådne Libjå

Suspension

POWERTRAIN OFFICE

The powertrain team’s task is to make sure that the components that gives the car power is working perfectly with the rest of the car. Some of these components are the engine, turbo, intake and exhaust, cooling systems and fuel systems.

André Aaneland

André Aaneland

Powertrain and Electronics
Christoffer Berglund

Christoffer Berglund

Powertrain, Electronics
Harald Moldsvor

Harald Moldsvor

Powertrain, Electronics
Jørgen Nilsen

Jørgen Nilsen

Powertrain
Jørgen Benum

Jørgen Benum

Powertrain
Jørgen Anker Olsen

Jørgen Anker Olsen

Powertrain
Lars Jørgen Flem

Lars Jørgen Flem

Powertrain
Marte Tostrup

Marte Tostrup

Powertrain
Preben Honerød-Bentsen

Preben Honerød-Bentsen

Powertrain
Sigurd Tollevik

Sigurd Tollevik

Powertrain
Simon Hus

Simon Hus

Powertrain
Tallak Wiers

Tallak Wiers

Powertrain, Electronics
Thomas Gumpen

Thomas Gumpen

Powertrain
Torbjørn Lied

Torbjørn Lied

Powertrain
Vinuja Premkumar

Vinuja Premkumar

Powertrain

CHASSIS OFFICE

The Chassis team works on building the chassis for the car. They work with developing, designing and producing the chassis and makes sure that the aerodynamics of the car are not to extensive.

Amund Hval

Amund Hval

Chassis
Cecilie Hansen

Cecilie Hansen

Chassis
Emelie Eriksen

Emelie Eriksen

Chassis
Hallvar Voilås

Hallvar Voilås

Chassis
Henry Jenssen

Henry Jenssen

Chassis
Kristoffer Tronstad

Kristoffer Tronstad

Chassis
Marcus Nicolai Løvdal

Marcus Nicolai Løvdal

Chassis
Nikolai Ellingsen

Nikolai Ellingsen

Chassis, Aerodynamics
Ola Våge

Ola Våge

Chassis, Electronics
Thomas Larsen

Thomas Larsen

chassis
Øystein Rott

Øystein Rott

Chassis

ELECTRONICS

The electronics team makes sure that all the electronic aspects of our car is functioning properly and the telemetry gathered from the cars sensors are displayed in a way that the other teams can improve their work. The systems the electrics team are working on is among others; mictrocontrollers with CAN-bus functionality, a telemetry gathering system, electronic throttle, clutch and shifting, and anti spin.

André Aaneland

André Aaneland

Powertrain and Electronics
Christoffer Berglund

Christoffer Berglund

Powertrain, Electronics
Harald Moldsvor

Harald Moldsvor

Powertrain, Electronics
Morten Bale

Morten Bale

Software
Nemanja Lakicevic

Nemanja Lakicevic

Softwar, Electronics
Ola Våge

Ola Våge

Chassis, Electronics
Roman Aleksandrov

Roman Aleksandrov

Software
Tallak Wiers

Tallak Wiers

Powertrain, Electronics