Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remained in critical condition Sunday a week after his skiing accident in the French Alps, which a German eyewitness said he inadvertently caught on his smartphone.
Investigators are focusing on the retired racer's speed when he fell and slammed his head on a rock on a small off-piste section of the Meribel ski resort, prompting his evacuation by helicopter to the Alpine city of Grenoble.
They are hoping that a helmet-mounted camera Schumacher was wearing will provide some clues, as will footage by a 35-year-old German steward who says he was filming his girlfriend on the slopes when by chance he captured the moment when the retired driver fell.
In the background, a skier is seen descending an unmarked run between two groomed pistes before falling, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.
According to the witness, who spoke to the magazine, the seven-time world champion was descending the slope at a "leisurely" pace -- "a maximum speed of 20 kilometres an hour". He plans to hand over the footage to French investigators. (AFP)
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