Zhou has been making waves in Formula Two this season and will team up with Valtteri Bottas, who will be moving from Mercedes.
Bottas finished the 18-lap dash 2.325 seconds ahead of Verstappen but will start at the back of the grid on Sunday as he is going to take a new power unit and will receive a penalty for doing so.
The 23-year-old British driver earned his much-anticipated move to the Silver Arrows after three campaigns with Williams.
Formula 1 2021: Valtteri Bottas to race for Alfa Romeo next season with George Russell joining Mercedes
The 32-year-old Bottas has spent the past five seasons alongside seven-time world champion Hamilton at Mercedes, winning nine Grands Prix and claiming 17 pole positions in 92 starts with the team.
“This is it. This will be my last season in Formula 1,” Kimi Raikkonen wrote on Instagram. "This is a decision I did during last winter. It was not an easy decision."
Formula 1: Alfa Romeo and Sauber announce multi-year extension to partnership in 'substantial step forward'
The Italian marque returned to the sport after a 30-year absence in 2018, with Swiss outfit Sauber rebranded Alfa Romeo in 2019.
However, governing body FIA insisted that no other members of the Alfa Romeo team have been affected and that the three-day test in the Gulf will continue as planned.
The 41-year-old Raikkonen was the 2007 champion and this season became the driver with the most race starts. Next season will be his 19th in F1.
The 21-year-old Schumacher leads the Formula 2 standings after winning races in Monza and Sochi.
Mick Schumacher hopes to land seat in Formula 1 next year after winning Sochi Formula Two feature race
The Swiss-based team is expected to give Schumacher a practice run in one of their cars at next month’s Eifel Grand Prix at the Nurburgring before confirming its 2021 line-up.
Formula 1 2020: Williams' George Russell says he's 'very lucky' to escape serious injury at Belgian GP
British racer Russell's car suffered extensive damage and a rear wheel flew across the track ahead of him during Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.
Formula 1: Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen undecided on future, considering retirement to spend time with family
Raikkonen, who became the sport’s most experienced driver in terms of laps and kilometres completed during the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago, told reporters he was considering his future
Formula 1 2020: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton takes pole position for Styrian GP after rain-marred qualifying
It was Hamilton's record-extending 89th career pole and particularly impressive as he first beat Red Bull driver Max Verstappen's mark and then his own leading mark on his final lap.
Formula 1: Fernando Alonso ready to make a comeback, says his former Renault team boss Flavio Briatore
The 38-year-old Spaniard left Formula 1 at the end of 2018 but is seen as a possible replacement for Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who is moving to McLaren in 2021.
Formula 1 2020: From Mercedes gunning for title double to McLaren leading midfield battle, success metrics for each team
As the 2020 season of Formula 1 gets closer, we try to define what success could look like for each team in the year.
Formula 1 2020: Alfa Romeo's Robert Kubica emerges fastest as pre-season testing resumes in Barcelona
Reserve Alfa Romeo driver Robert Kubica was fastest as Formula One preseason testing resumed Wednesday at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.
Formula One teams Alfa Romeo and Haas unveiled their cars for the new season on Wednesday.
Robert Kubica has joined Alfa Romeo as their 2020 reserve driver, the role the Pole carried out 14 years ago when he made his Formula One debut with the Swiss-based team then known as BMW Sauber.
Formula 1 2019: From Verstappen, Leclerc's fight to Alfa Romeo's challenge for Racing Point, contests to look forward to at Abu Dhabi GP
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be the last race of the 2019 Formula 1 season. While Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have already claimed both world championships a few races ago, there are several other important and exciting championship battles waiting to be decided.
The 50-50 venture is expected to create new synergies and advantages from scale