What if to customize your gear you had to call the team car.
Instant arrival = time penalty.
Request = car arrives at a random time, between min to max seconds.
You could also include a nutrition element to the game. Maybe it could work on a max speed for picking up nutrition, a decreasing weight penalty for carrying nutrition, and an increasing power penalty for time without nutrition. Would probably require a sub optimal auto nutrition function, for those who don’t want the hassle.