Drivers aged 16 and over may take part in the series, which is an ideal launchpad for a career in motor sport. Some of the household names in Formula 1 today started their career in the Formula Renault series, including Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen, Carlos Sainz Jr and Danil Kvyat. The Formula Renault 2.0 category offers the drivers large grids and a lot of track time and thus provides an excellent learning environment.