Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in Meribel, France.
According to AFP, the sportsman is in coma and his condition is critical.
The German, 44, who retired from Formula 1 for the second time at the end of the 2012 season, was taken by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers before being moved to Grenoble.
Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son and others in an off-piste area between two marked runs above Meribel when he fell on Sunday morning.
His condition remains unclear, as Hugh Schofield reports from Paris.