Mercedes is winning the race as the team with the fastest pitstops in 2010.

Mercedes is winning the race as the team with the fastest pitstops in 2010.

An analysis by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport shows the Brackley based team has performed the fastest race pitstop at the last four grands prix of the season.

Interestingly, Michael Schumacher was turned around the fastest of the entire F1 field in China, Spain and Monaco, while his teammate Nico Rosberg only received the quickest service in Malaysia.

The Red Bull pit crew, meanwhile, did the fastest pitstops at the opening Bahrain and Australian grands prix, with both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber benefitting equally from the quick service.

The speed of the tyre-changing pit crews is more significant this year than in the recent past due to the ban on refuelling.