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Carl Faux takes over as WAU team principal

Walkinshaw Andretti United has announced a revision of its senior roles in the Supercars Championship, including the promotion of Carl Faux into the role of team principal.

Faux has held the role of technical director since moving from the UK, where he played a major part in the Subaru BTCC project that carried Ash Sutton to his first championship title.

Bruce Stewart steps up from the team principal role into the position of CEO, with Terry Kerr moving from head of design to replace Faux as technical director.

“It’s an honour to move into the team principal role here at Walkinshaw Andretti United, so a big thank you to Ryan [Walkinshaw], Michael [Andretti], Zak [Brown], Bruce, and the entire team for their support,” Faux said.

“How Bruce, I and the rest of the team work together won’t change dramatically, however it’s an important step in our evolution going forward. We’ve got some exciting things happening, and some key objectives in the immediate future we are all focussed on.

“This weekend though, we are fully focussed on Adelaide, as we look to finish the year on a high in both the Supercars and Super2 championships.” 

Stewart meanwhile backed Faux to be a success in his new role.

“We are now a team that runs five cars across three championships, as well as operating the Walkinshaw Racing side of the business which includes our production and engine areas, so we are always open to further opportunities,” he said. “Evaluating how we operate most effectively is a common occurrence, and today reflects that.

“I’m delighted for Carl, he’s been fantastic for our team, and this is deserved recognition. As team principal, it allows him to be continually involved more behind the scenes of the sport in technical elements.”