Some WSC team clothing (photo credits, left to right: Twente, Eindhoven, Punch Powertrain, EcoPhoton, Nuon)
A small but important part of building a team for the World Solar Challenge is selecting a team shirt or team jacket. Team clothing can help build team spirit during both construction and racing, it can help deliver on sponsorship commitments, and it can even help to find team members in a large crowd.
In the field of sports, it is well known that team clothing can help to build a sense of “groupness.” However, this appears to be true during vehicle construction as well. For example, prior to the 2013 event, Team Nuon used their uniforms to reinforce the team structure by embroidering each member’s name and team role on their jacket. The picture above shows the team clothing of five WSC teams.