Toro Rosso is the ‘junior’ Red Bull team and was formed in 2006 when Red Bull bought Minardi. They scored their first point in that year, in the US Grand Prix. 2007 started badly, with 13 retirements in the first 10 races of the season. However, when Scott Speed was replaced by Vettel midseason, results improved. In China, the team managed to score 8 points.
The following year saw the first win and pole position for both Toro Rosso and Sebastian Vettel. This win came at the Italian Grand Prix and was followed by success in the rest of the season. They ended the 2008 season in 6th position, ahead of the Red Bull team. After Vettel moved into Red Bull in 2009, the team had a poor season. They finished in last place in the overall standings.
The team continued to struggle in 2010, with a best result of eighth place in Canada. The first half of the 2011 season was very successful, scoring more points than the whole of the 2010 season. They finished with both cars in the top ten in Hungary, their 100th Grand Prix. They had more good results for the rest of the season which gave them 8th overall, just 3 points of seventh position. Buemi and Alguersuari were replaced by Ricciardo and Vergne in 2012 but the team had an awful start to the season, scoring just six points in the first half. The results improved nearer the end of the season however they still finished 9th overall.
A stronger season in 2013 saw many top ten finishes for both drivers. The best results were a sixth from Vergne in Canada and seventh for Ricciardo in both Italy and China. Before the Italian Grand Prix, it was announced that Ricciardo would be replacing Mark Webber in Red Bull. This left a free race seat in the team for 2014, which was given to the rookie of Daniil Kvyat.
The car was fast in qualifying in 2014, but the team failed to keep this pace in the races. The best result was a sixth in Singapore and the team finished in seventh. In August, it was announced that Kvyat and Verstappen would race for Toro Rosso in 2015 however, when Vettel announced he was leaving Red Bull, Kvyat was promoted to pair Ricciardo in Red Bull. This left a free seat in Toro Rosso, which was filled by Carlos Sainz jr.