Jarno Trulli has said that the decision to ban off-throttle blown diffusers could aid Team Lotus in this weekend's British Grand Prix.

Despite being the best of the three new teams on the grid, Lotus has lost ground on the midfield somewhat in recent races after its pace earlier in the season suggested that it was closing in on its goal of trying to break into the points for the first time.

Part of the reason why Lotus has dropped back could be down to the continued development of the blown diffuser concept elsewhere at a time when the team's own system wasn't working as well as expected and Trulli admitted that the fact the system has now been banned could work in Lotus' favour.

"We think that taking the blown diffuser off can only improve our situation because we never had the results and the experience that everybody - especially in front of us - has had with it," he told ESPNF1.

"So probably we can get closer to them and see where we are. Obviously we don't have an exact idea because it will probably be different from car to car, but we think we can be closer to our direct rivals in front of us. So let's wait and see, it's difficult right now to predict."

Trulli has a best finish of 13th this season in both Australia and Monaco, although the Italian has yet to make it past the first stage of qualifying.