The French prosecutor investigating Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident has ruled out all evidence of wrongdoing and has closed the probe.
According to Patrick Quincy, the markers and information given at the Meribel resort where the accident happened conformed to French law.
Formula one legend Schumacher was skiing off-piste when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He has been in intensive care since the December 29, when the incident took place.
His spokeswoman said on 30 January that the medical team were reducing his sedation to prepare to gradually bring him out of coma.
Investigators says the rock which caused him to fall was 10.4m (34 feet) away from the rock on which he hit his head.
Both rocks were more than 4m from the edge of the piste.
Schumacher, who managed to recover and stage a comeback in F1 with Mercedes in 2010 after suffering neck and spine injuries in a motorcycling accident in Spain in 2009, retired from racing in 2012 after 19-year career.