Ryan Briscoe will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year in a car fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing.The long-rumored pairing wasn’t completed until last weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. It was formally announced Friday.Briscoe will drive the No. 8 Honda with sponsorship from IT services and consulting company NTT Data.Briscoe won the pole for the 500 last season with Penske Racing. He split with the team at the end of the season, and AJ Allmendinger will drive his old car in the 500 this year.The Australian has seven career IndyCar victories and drove for Ganassi in 2005. Briscoe has seven career starts at Indy and last year tied his career-best finish of fifth.Briefly • Chinese Grand Prix: Felipe Massa had the fastest time in practice in Shanghai, significantly ahead of Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso once again. Massa turned in a a time of 1 minute, 35.340 seconds in the afternoon session. He was 0.15 seconds ahead of Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen, with Alonso third. • Bahrain protests: Thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Bahrain have joined a march that included breakaway protests against the scheduled Formula One race later this month.