THE AR19 TEAM

Solan is Align Racings second Formula Student car, with the larger and heavier Ludvig as its big brother. The goal of Solan was to create a platform which could be further developed through iterative development for the years to come. At the start of the year we made some key points for which properties we wanted the car to have, both in regards to its physical appearance, as well as some technical specifications like for example the dampener system, engine type, turbo etc. Here we used all our knowledge and experience from our first car, as well as some inspiration from other Formula Student teams. We aim to show what students in an interdisciplinary project have the capabilities to do, and the final reveal took place at campus Grimstad. This was the result of eight months hard work, focus and engagement.

AR19 Solan, as it officially is called, weighs in at 243 kg, driven by a turbocharged KTM 690 engine, in a self-designed steel frame and suspension assembly.

The time approaching competitions was used for testing and optimization of the systems driver training. The goal of the testing was to reveal weaknesses with the design in dynamic circumstances, experience its handling, and to prepare for Formula Student at Silverstone in England.

Eventually it was time for the competition. A truck was loaded, and the team travelled to England. The car quickly got through the technical control and took part in all dynamic tests. The end results were a third place in cost report, a third place in the marketing competition, 12th place in 20km endurance race and an overall 13th place in the competition. We are incredibly proud of these results, and they really showed us that “hard work pays off”! 

Jørgen Nilsen

 

hORSEPOWER: 62

ACCELERATION: 75m in 4.8 sec

WEIGHT: 243KG

TORQUE: 75NM

ENGINE: KTM 690

THE BOARD

Andreas Otter Wæhle

Andreas Otter Wæhle

Project Manager
Stian Westbye

Stian Westbye

Financial Manager
Sander Landmark

Sander Landmark

Marketing Manager
Therese Waldal Aarstad

Therese Waldal Aarstad

HR Manager
Tommie Strøm

Tommie Strøm

IT Manager
Jørgen Nilsen

Jørgen Nilsen

Chief Technical Officer
Silje Haddeland

Silje Haddeland

PMO Consultant
Ole Anders Hetland

Ole Anders Hetland

Suspension Engineer Manager
Lars Jørgen Alstad Flem

Lars Jørgen Alstad Flem

Electronics Engineer Manager

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..

Sander Landmark

Sander Landmark

Marketing Manager
Solveig Tuo Bekken

Solveig Tuo Bekken

Web Developer and Graphical Designer
Eirik Espevik

Eirik Espevik

Digital Media Analyst
Ingve Grannes

Ingve Grannes

Digital Media Analyst
Kristine Jørgine Løftingsmo Knaben

Kristine Jørgine Løftingsmo Knaben

PR and Event Manager
Kristoffer Michael Skarsgård

Kristoffer Michael Skarsgård

Community Manager and Photographer
Johannes Skrede Østevik

Johannes Skrede Østevik

Graphical Designer and Videographer
Camilla Solheim

Camilla Solheim

Video Production 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
Andre Brattgjerd

Andre Brattgjerd

Key Account Manager
Tiril Irene Strand Drange

Tiril Irene Strand Drange

Financial Consultant
Nelly Gatete

Nelly Gatete

Financial Consultant

IT

The IT department are the superheroes of Align Racing UiA, continually working on creating and improving smart IT solutions such as, easy to use wireless databases, and more, to simplify the team’s communication and information storage.

Tommie Strøm

Tommie Strøm

IT Manager
Vebjørn Brødsjø

Vebjørn Brødsjø

Windows Systems Engineer
Tone Liestøl Olsen

Tone Liestøl Olsen

Database Systems Engineer
Kristine Strøm

Kristine Strøm

Network Engineer
Solveig Tuo Bekken

Solveig Tuo Bekken

Web Developer and Graphical Designer

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!

Therese Waldal Aarstad

Therese Waldal Aarstad

HR Manager
Tonje Kristina Bakke

Tonje Kristina Bakke

HR Consultant
Mariell Skaten

Mariell Skaten

HR-consulant and Event Manager

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.

Ole Anders Hetland

Ole Anders Hetland

Suspension Engineer Manager
Henrik Fidje

Henrik Fidje

Upright Engineer
Elias Haaø

Elias Haaø

Steering Systems Engineer
Kristian Boge Ramstad

Kristian Boge Ramstad

Steering Systems Engineer
Torstein Sperre Sundklakk

Torstein Sperre Sundklakk

Wishbone Engineer
Orwah Zubaidi

Orwah Zubaidi

Braking Systems Engineer

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.

Ådne Carlsen

Ådne Carlsen

Engine and Drivetrain Engineer
Andreas Vedøy Drageset

Andreas Vedøy Drageset

Engine and Drivetrain Engineer
Gjermund Gabrielsen

Gjermund Gabrielsen

Fuel System Engineer
Jørgen Mo

Jørgen Mo

Intake and Exhaust Systems Engineer
Petter Pham

Petter Pham

Pedalbox Engineer
Elise Randøy

Elise Randøy

Cooling Systems Engineer
Christian Salem

Christian Salem

Intake and Exhaust Systems Engineer

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.

Øystein Rott

Øystein Rott

Chief Chassis Engineer
Aleksander Berge

Aleksander Berge

Secondary structure engineer - Ergonomics
Rebekka Blom

Rebekka Blom

Primary Structure Engineer
Martin Dahlseng Hermansen

Martin Dahlseng Hermansen

Undertray
Henry Thorleif Langeland Jensen

Henry Thorleif Langeland Jensen

Primary Structure Engineer
Martin Mæland

Martin Mæland

Bodywork Engineer
Tonje Sætre

Tonje Sætre

Secondary Structure Engineer
Hallvar Voilås

Hallvar Voilås

Primary Structure Engineer

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.

Lars Jørgen Alstad Flem

Lars Jørgen Alstad Flem

Electronics Engineer Manager
Henrik Brådland

Henrik Brådland

Launch Control
Nikolai Kjærem Ellingsen

Nikolai Kjærem Ellingsen

Datalogger/Dashboard
Bård Ersland

Bård Ersland

Launch Control
Petter Kåsastul Jenssen

Petter Kåsastul Jenssen

Dashboard
Sander Johannessen

Sander Johannessen

Electronic Throttle Control
Eirik Norrheim Larsen

Eirik Norrheim Larsen

Electronic gear shift
Marcus Nicolai Løvdal

Marcus Nicolai Løvdal

Launch Control/Suspention Displacement
Simon Marheim

Simon Marheim

Power Distribution
Simon Erik Nylund

Simon Erik Nylund

CAN-Bus Node PCB Design
Stian Rognhaugen

Stian Rognhaugen

Electronic Throttle Control
Andreas Slettebø

Andreas Slettebø

Dashboard
Tarjei Vivelid

Tarjei Vivelid

Power Distribution
Ruben Pedersen

Ruben Pedersen

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Management Office works towards improving the production process with regard to time management, handling of resources, project phases, milestones, overseeing team progress and keeping the team steady towards deadlines. The department plays a large part in creating opportunities for collaboration with other formula student organizations.

Silje Haddeland

Silje Haddeland

PMO Consultant
Andreas Otter Wæhle

Andreas Otter Wæhle

Project Manager
Jørgen Nilsen

Jørgen Nilsen

Chief Technical Officer

Mentors

To be able to improve we need to learn from our mistakes and constantly develop our internal processes. Therefore, we have put together a group of mentors, consisting of members from last years team. They are all of great importance for this years team, and we appreciate their contribution.

Nora Kvingedal Rogne

Nora Kvingedal Rogne

Mentor