Formula One legend Michael Schumacher was wearing a camera on his helmet when he crashed, it has been claimed.
The local Dauphiné Libéré newspaper said the race ace had a portable camera attached to his helmet but it was not known whether images were available.
Schumacher’s helmet is said to have broken in two by the force of the accident.
The prosecutor in Albertville, who has launched an investigation into the accident, refused to comment on the latest claim.
A spokesman said: “The communication of investigation’s results will be made first with the family.”
The paper also said that some German media have claimed to be in possession of pictures of the accident.