Weekly auto agenda: Monaco Grand Prix
Friday 14 May 2010
The legendary Monaco Grand Prix takes place on May 16, one of the most eagerly anticipated dates in the Formula One calendar. The following week, an eco-friendly car show begins in Madrid ahead of the Kiev International Motor Show.
Monaco Grand Prix (Formula One)
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
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
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, SsangYong and Subaru all confirmed to be in attendance.
Premiere of 17th BMW Art Car
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, 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
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?
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Goodwood, United Kingdom
Billed by organizers as the "world's largest car event", the Goodwood Festival of Speed brings together cars of all types from all countries. From current Formula 1 racers and 200 mph supercars to steam-powered carriages of the 19th century, the event is part show, part race and a must-see event for car buffs.
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