The FIA has decided to appeal the French court's decision to overturn the motorsport bans handed down to Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds for their involvement in race fixing.
Last week, Briatore successfully won a court action against the FIA by claiming his indefinite ban from the sport had been wrong.
The French court suggested that the punishments given to Briatore and Symonds were 'irregular' - even though it did not disagree with the original guilty verdict given to the pair.
Following discussions between FIA president Jean Todt and other representatives of his organisation over the weekend, motor racing's governing body has decided to appeal that French court's verdict.
A statement issued on Monday said: "The President of the FIA has consulted the FIA Senate and the FIA's lawyers about the decision of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris of 5 January. It was unanimously agreed that an appeal would be prepared.
"In his election campaign last summer, FIA President Jean Todt and his team announced that new measures for constructive change, including a disciplinary procedure, would be introduced. Work on this is well advanced. Once in place, this will address the issues in the Court's judgement. Nonetheless, an appeal is merited."