Jean Todt has indicated he will seek a second term as FIA president.
When the former Ferrari boss was campaigning for the role to replace predecessor Max Mosley, it was reported that he said he only wanted to stay for four years.
But according to journalist James Allen, who has interviewed Todt for the Financial Times, Todt denied he ever committed to serving only one term.
"My frame of mind is to achieve as much as I can in my first mandate," he said in quotes published on Allen's blog. "I'm healthy, motivated.
"We don't have to decide anything for another two years," added the 65-year-old.
Todt also played down some harsh criticism from Bernie Ecclestone, who in denouncing the 2013 engine rules recently also hit out at the Frenchman's presidential style.
"There is emotion, but what is important is never to overreact," he said. "I feel confrontation, unless it is necessary to achieve the final result, you lose time."