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Weekly auto agenda: Looking ahead to the Monaco Grand Prix

After a brief respite in the automotive world, the legendary Monaco Grand Prix begins May 16, one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the Formula One calendar. The following week, Spain is set to welcome brands from around the world to showcase new green transport developments in Madrid.

Monaco Grand Prix (Formula One)
May 16
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Arguably the most prestigious race in the motoring calendar, the Monaco Grand Prix pits Formula One drivers against the narrow roads and tight turns of Monte Carlo, as well as against each other. A win for Michael Schumacher will bring him level with the late Ayrton Senna, who holds the record for the most wins on the circuit.

International Eco Friendly Vehicle & Sustainable Mobility Show
May 20 - 23
Madrid, Spain

The inaugural Eco Friendly Vehicle show is set to welcome global brands to Madrid to display their vehicles and discuss wider environmental mobility issues such as infrastructure and intelligent transport solutions.

Kiev International Motor Show
May 27-30
Kiev, Ukraine

Brands from Eastern Europe will line up next to those from the West at this year's Kiev Motor Show, with Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet, Geely, Groz, Opel, KIA, Chery, Lada, Zaz, Bogdan, Hyundai, Ssang Yong and Subaru all confirmed to be in attendance.

Premiere of 17th BMW Art Car
June 1
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Following in the footsteps of Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol and Holzer, American artist Jeff Koons will present his "Art Car" to the media and public at Paris's Centre Pompidou museum of modern art. Koons will sign the car before it sets off to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's oldest endurance car race, on June 12.

Le Mans
June 12
Le Mans, France

The 78th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race will see competitors from Peugeot, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Ford and Jaguar join the prestigious rally, the world's oldest.

Automotive X Knockout Stage Begins
June 20
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, USA

The Automotive X competition gets truly underway with the end of the shakedown stage and the beginning of competition events on the Michigan International Speedway. With half of the competitors expected to be excluded at this stage, which teams can survive the efficiency savings and hill climb?