Max Mosley will remain FIA president, after achieving a clear win in the secret confidence ballot conducted in Paris on Tuesday.

A statement issued by the locally-based body revealed that, of the 169 votes cast, 103 expressed confidence in the 68-year-old, who has been embroiled in a highly controversial scandal following a media expose about his private sex life.

55 votes were against the motion, while the final 11 were abstentions or invalid, the FIA added.

Mosley, who has already stated that he will not seek re-election when his current term ends next year, now faces a battle to regain credibility. His court case against the News of the World on invasion of privacy is expected to be heard in July.