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: Suzuki GSX-R600

THE BOARD

Andreas Wæhle

Andreas Wæhle

Project Leader
Stian Westbye

Stian Westbye

Financial Manager
Andreas Fjetland

Andreas Fjetland

Marketing & IT Manager
Amalie Risvik Røvik

Amalie Risvik Røvik

HR Manager
Sigurd Tollevik

Sigurd Tollevik

Technical Manager
Tallak Wiers

Tallak Wiers

Powertrain & Electronics Manager
Thomas Larsen

Thomas Larsen

Chassis Manager
Tonje Kristina Bakke

Tonje Kristina Bakke

Suspension Manager

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.

Stian Westbye

Stian Westbye

Financial Manager
Ramin Esmaeli

Ramin Esmaeli

Sponsor Relations
Krzysztof Grub

Krzysztof Grub

Economics
Jonatan Vestly

Jonatan Vestly

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 & IT Manager
Mikhail Grouzdev

Mikhail Grouzdev

Marketing
Nora Kvingedal Rogne

Nora Kvingedal Rogne

Marketing Consultant
Stian Rognhaugen

Stian Rognhaugen

Marketing
Kristoffer Michael Skarsgård

Kristoffer Michael Skarsgård

Developer
Johannes Skrede Østevik

Johannes Skrede Østevik

Video production
Tommie Strøm

Tommie Strøm

Marketing

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.

Amalie Risvik Røvik

Amalie Risvik Røvik

HR Manager
Marie Haug Tokheim

Marie Haug Tokheim

HR Consultant

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.

Sigurd Tollevik

Sigurd Tollevik

Technical Manager
Tallak Wiers

Tallak Wiers

Powertrain & Electronics Manager
André Aaneland

André Aaneland

Powertrain and Electronics
Jørgen Mikal Benum

Jørgen Mikal Benum

Powertrain
Christoffer Berglund

Christoffer Berglund

Powertrain & Software
Lars Jørgen Alstad Flem

Lars Jørgen Alstad Flem

Powertrain
Thomas Gumpen

Thomas Gumpen

Powertrain
Preben Honerød-Bentsen

Preben Honerød-Bentsen

Dry Sump System
Simon Hus

Simon Hus

Powertrain
Harald Ivarson Moldsvor

Harald Ivarson Moldsvor

Powertrain & Sensor engineer
Jørgen Nilsen

Jørgen Nilsen

Powertrain
Jørgen Anker Olsen

Jørgen Anker Olsen

Powertrain
Vinuja Premkumar

Vinuja Premkumar

Powertrain
Marte Tostrup

Marte Tostrup

Powertrain
Knut Martin Breivik

Knut Martin Breivik

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.

Thomas Larsen

Thomas Larsen

Chassis Manager
Nikolai Ellingsen

Nikolai Ellingsen

Chassis & Aerodynamics
Cecilie Hamre Hansen

Cecilie Hamre Hansen

Chassis Engineer
Amund Ruud Hval

Amund Ruud Hval

Chassis & Crash Test
Henry Thorleif Langeland Jenssen

Henry Thorleif Langeland Jenssen

Chassis engineer
Marcus Nicolai Løvdal

Marcus Nicolai Løvdal

Chassis
Øystein Rott

Øystein Rott

Chassis
Kristoffer Syrdal Tronstad

Kristoffer Syrdal Tronstad

Chassis
Hallvar Voilås

Hallvar Voilås

Chassis Engineer
Ola Christoffer Våge

Ola Christoffer Våge

Chassis & Electronics

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.

Tonje Kristina Bakke

Tonje Kristina Bakke

Suspension Manager
Stian Arnesen

Stian Arnesen

Suspension
Andreas Kolflaath Auen

Andreas Kolflaath Auen

General Suspension
Sindre Bokneberg

Sindre Bokneberg

Suspension
Øyvind Eikså

Øyvind Eikså

Suspension
Magnus Tomren Ekløff

Magnus Tomren Ekløff

Suspension & Aerodynamics
Thomas Leirfall

Thomas Leirfall

Suspension
Ådne Libjå

Ådne Libjå

Suspension
Simon Erik Nylund

Simon Erik Nylund

Suspension, Electrical Connections
Kenneth Ring Thorbjørnsen

Kenneth Ring Thorbjørnsen

Technical Suspension

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.

Tallak Wiers

Tallak Wiers

Powertrain & Electronics Manager
André Aaneland

André Aaneland

Powertrain and Electronics
Roman Aleksandrov

Roman Aleksandrov

Software Developer
Morten Bale

Morten Bale

Software Developer
Christoffer Berglund

Christoffer Berglund

Powertrain & Software
Nemanja Lakicevic

Nemanja Lakicevic

Software and computer engineer
Harald Ivarson Moldsvor

Harald Ivarson Moldsvor

Powertrain & Sensor engineer
Ola Christoffer Våge

Ola Christoffer Våge

Chassis & Electronics